Erin Brown ’21 To Clerk at U.S. Supreme Courtroom

Erin Brown, a 2021 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Legislation, will clerk for Justice Brett Kavanaugh at the U.S. Supreme Court docket for the 2024 time period, starting to be the next UVA Regulation alumna to line up a large court docket clerkship for that expression.

“If you experienced instructed me at the commencing of legislation school that I would clerk at the Supreme Court docket, I wouldn’t have considered you,” Brown reported. “The wonderful professors and classmates that I had together the way put that aim inside of attain.”

The Law School is fifth soon after Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Chicago in positioning clerks on the U.S. Supreme Court from the 2007 via 2022 conditions. Rachel Daley ’21 will clerk for Justice Neil Gorsuch, also for the 2024 time period. Henry Dickman ’20 and Michael Corcoran ’17 are at this time clerking for Justices Amy Coney Barrett and Clarence Thomas for the 2022 time period.

Brown is now clerking for Judge Carl J. Nichols of the U.S. District Courtroom for the District of Columbia and beforehand clerked for Choose Britt C. Grant of the U.S. Courtroom of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

At UVA Legislation, Brown was a Karsh-Dillard Scholar, recipient of the Bracewell LLP Appellate Advocacy Award, executive editor of the Virginia Legislation Evaluate and a participant in the Supreme Courtroom Litigation Clinic. She was also a analysis assistant to Professors A. E. Dick Howard ’61 and Saikrishna Prakash, who each recommended Brown on her Virginia Legislation Evaluate be aware, “The Shed Judicial Critique Perform of the Speech and Discussion Clause.”

“[Howard and Prakash] taught me a wonderful deal about how to research and explore distinct perspectives in the approach,” she claimed. “Those are competencies that I use daily as a clerk, and I know that I’ll go on to bolster them.”

Brown also credits Professors Aditya Bamzai, George Cohen, Anne Coughlin, John Harrison, Caleb Nelson and Daniel Ortiz, clinic instructors James Dawson and Jeremy Marwell, and former professor Molly Brady for contributing to her achievement.

She claimed the clinic “hit the ground running” with learners churning out research and memo producing. She extra that the clinic taught her about Supreme Court advocacy, cert petitions and analyzing circuit courtroom splits by her analysis, all of which she expects to be an asset for her clerkship.

“Erin is the full deal — excellent, industrious, indefatigable. She’s the epitome of the authorized eagle,” Prakash mentioned. “To top rated it off, she is a fantastic, enthusiastic and energetic person.”

Brown explained she appears to be like ahead to looking at justices with differing perspectives tackle the tricky difficulties that have divided circuit courts with the goal of getting the appropriate outcome below the law.

“Being exposed to the high caliber of advocacy at that level will support me turn into a superior lawyer when I am an advocate myself,” she claimed. “I couldn’t be much more grateful for this chance to continue to create abilities that I will set to use for the rest of my vocation, all when understanding directly from Justice Kavanaugh.”

Brown gained her bachelor’s diploma from the College of South Carolina.