Widener Law Dean Linda L. Ammons
today congratulated the law students who are serving as Josiah Oliver Wolcott Fellows for the 2011-2012 academic year.
Wolcott Fellows serve as law clerks in the Delaware Supreme Court. These prestigious positions are unique opportunities for Widener Law students, who are chosen through a competitive application and interview process. Only five students are selected to participate each year. They must present strong academic credentials, demonstrate outstanding research and writing skills, and have completed at least their second year of law school.
The fellows work about 20 hours per week during the school year and receive academic credit and either a cash grant or a tuition-remission scholarship grant, funded by the law school. They began their positions after Labor Day and work through April 2012.
The program is named for Josiah Oliver Wolcott, the Dover, Del.-born lawyer, politician and judge who died in 1938. He was elected Delaware attorney general in 1912, and then to the U.S. Senate four years later. He resigned from the Senate in 1921 to become Chancellor of Delaware’s renowned Delaware Court of Chancery. He served until his death at age 61.
“These students are among our best and I congratulate them on their acceptance into this prestigious fellowship program. They will certainly learn invaluable lessons about the rule of law, the role of judges and the work of attorney advocates through this unique experience,” Ammons said. “I also remain grateful to the Delaware Supreme Court for working with Widener Law to make this program – now in its 23rd year – possible.”
Widener’s 2011-2012 Wolcott fellows will all graduate from the school’s Delaware campus in May 2012. They include:Eric Joseph Juray of Maple Shade, N.J.
He is working for Justice Randy J. Holland. Juray is the son of Diana Juray of Maple Shade and Paul Juray of Elk Township. Jeremy Riley of Wilmington, Del.
He is working for Justice Jack B. Jacobs. Riley is the son of Lidia Ini of Wilmington and Serge Riley of Naples, Fla. Eric M. Sable of Havertown, Pa.
He is working for Justice Henry duPont Ridgely. Sable is the son of Lisa and Steven Sable of Havertown. Traci Marie Cosby of West Chester, Pa.
She is also working for Justice Henry duPont Ridgely. Cosby is the daughter of Deborah R. Cosby of West Chester. Kyle F. Dunkle of Greenville, Del.
He is working for Chief Justice Myron T. Steele. Dunkle is the son of Mark F. and Valerie A. Dunkle of Wyoming, Del.