JCR Advisory Board

Head shot.05.21.13Allison R. Brown is the Founder and Principal of Judicial Clerk Review.  Allison is a graduate of Howard University and Harvard Law School, where she was an articles editor for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and a student attorney for the Criminal Justice Institute.  After law school, Allison returned to her hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana, and served two clerkship terms, first for the Indiana Supreme Court and then for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.  Allison finished clerking and entered private practice as an associate at Crowell & Moring. Most recently, Allison worked for six years as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Educational Opportunities Section. She lives in D.C. with her husband and two children. She loves swimming and good movies.

Yaida O. Ford graduated from Howard University School of Law.  She clerked for the Honorable Harold L. Cushenberry, Jr., Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Superior Court from 2005 to 2007.  Yaida speaks regularly at law schools and workshops to encourage law students to pursue judicial clerkships.  She is the author of The Tip Book: 18 Pearls of Wisdom for Judicial Law Clerks. Contact us (info@judicialclerkreview.com) to order your copy today.9781449098988_cover.indd

Yaida practices law in D.C. and is very active in the community. From 2006 to 2008, she chaired the Board of Directors for Youth Now!- a non-profit that serves youth in D.C. From 2008 to 2010 she served as a board member for the Washington Bar Association and in 2009-2010 she chaired the organization’s Young Lawyers Division. Yaida has also worked with more than 20 young women and girls since 2007 teaching professional development and business etiquette.

Will Rhee is currently an Associate Professor of Law at the West Virginia University College of Law.  Will obtained his undergraduate degree from Yale College and his law degree from Northwestern University School of Law, where he was a John Henry Wigmore Scholar, Order of the Coif, and an articles editor for the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.  After graduating from law school, Will clerked for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.  Will then worked as a staff attorney at the National Juvenile Defender Center.  From there, Will worked as an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in Washington, D.C., and then served as an attorney for the federal government.

Nicholas U. Murphy graduated from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government. After graduation, Nick joined the Teach For America corps, through which he taught for two years as a fifth-grade social studies teacher and third-grade self-contained special education teacher in the Atlanta Public School District. Nick went on to earn his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. While in law school, Nick also earned a certificate in Business and Public Policy from the Wharton School. During his time as a student at the University of Pennsylvania, Nick was a member of the Law Review and the Journal of Law and Social Change. Nick also participated in Moot Court and the Civil Law Clinic, served as President of the Black Law Students Association, founded the “Applying to and Succeeding in Law School” program for disadvantaged undergraduate students, was a member of the Council of Student Representatives and the International Human Rights Advocates, and was an extern in the chambers of the Honorable James T. Giles, formerly of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. After completing law school, Nick clerked in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania with the Honorable Petrese B. Tucker. Most recently, Nick has worked as a civil rights attorney for the federal government.

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