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Student to Clerk for U.S. Court of Appeals

November 29, 2006

Wayne State University Law School congratulates third-year law student Allyson A. Miller on her upcoming clerkship with Senior Judge Cornelia G. Kennedy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Miller, a resident of West Bloomfield, MI, will receive her J.D. this May.  She will take up her duties for Judge Kennedy after that.  “I am really excited to learn from Judge Kennedy’s experience,” Miller said.  “It’s especially exciting to be clerking for her since she was the first woman appointed to the federal bench in Michigan.”

Clerkships with federal judges are highly sought after, and with relatively few slots available each year, the judges have the advantage of selecting from an elite pool of candidates. 

At the Law School, Ms. Miller has been an outstanding scholar.  In the last academic year, she was awarded a Gold Key Certificate for academic achievement by maintaining a grade point average of 3.90 and above.  Her outstanding work also earned her a Dean’s Scholarship. Miller also traveled to The Hague Academy of International Law in the Netherlands to study, courtesy of the Alexander Freeman Fellowship that she was awarded.  Additionally, she received the Walter Nussbaum Endowed Award in Ethics, which is presented annually to the student who excels in the Professional Responsibility and the Legal Profession Course.  She is also a Senior Note and Comment Editor on The Wayne Law Review.

Professor Gregory H. Fox called Allyson “one of the best students I have taught at Wayne State.  She’s thoughtful, hard working and exceptionally creative.  She has been a stalwart on Wayne’s Jessup International Law Moot Court team, which last year had the best record of any Wayne team in recent memory.  Her future is very bright.”