Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Liberty Counsel Law Clerks and Interns Enjoy Action-Packed Day at the Nation's Capital

A select group of Liberty University School of Law students recently took part in a valuable educational experience that included a trip to the U.S. Supreme Court, a tour of the Court and the Department of Justice. The law students attending the events are participating in a summer externship conducted by Liberty Counsel and the Liberty Center for Law and Policy, a joint partnership between Liberty Counsel and Liberty University School of Law.

Accompanying the students and organizing the trip were Mathew Staver, Dean of the School of Law and Founder of Liberty Counsel; Anita Staver, President of Liberty Counsel; Sarah Seitz, Legal Director, Liberty Center for Law & Policy; and David Corry, Senior Litigation Counsel for Liberty Counsel.

After a observing a session of the Court and hearing the delivery of three opinions, the students attended a lecture by Clerk of the Court Gen. William Suter. David Corry, Senior Litigation Counsel of Liberty Counsel commented on the lecture, saying that Gen. Suter was "engaging" as he answered the students' questions.

The students later toured the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building. Some of the points of interest included portraits of Jesus amidst other famous lawgivers such as Moses, which are displayed in the entry foyer of the Great Hall.

Capping off the day, the students attended a reception in the beautifully decorated West Room of the United States Supreme Court.

Commenting on the overall experience, Corry, said, "This invaluable trip brought to life the Supreme Court’s work and the Department of Justice in way our students could never have appreciated otherwise."

The opportunity to visit the United States Supreme Court, to see how it works, and to meet the Chief Justice is a remarkable experience. We are training a new generation of lawyers, judges, policymakers, educators and world leaders in the rule of law. Today we train young men and women. Tomorrow these men and women will be world leaders.