Aria Allan '12, '16L grew up in Montgomery, Alabama and attended Washington & Lee University for her undergraduate studies in Spanish and English Literature. At W&L Law, Aria served as the Executive Editor of the German Law Journal and as Vice Chair of the Moot Court Executive Board and is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa.
Clerking for a judge after graduation from law school is one of the most sought-after experiences for a new lawyer. Students with an interest in litigation find a clerkship invaluable for the insight it provides into what good, and bad, lawyering looks like to a judge.
W&L Law is a perennial top-25 law school in federal clerkship placement and also sends a signifcant percentage of students into state clerkships. The students featured below describe their clerkships, what they will be doing, and how their experiences at W&L prepared them for this unique challenge.