2010 Delaware campus alumnus Ryan Cicoski recently received one of only two 2014 Pegasus Scholarships from the American Inns of Court
. Awarded annually by the American Inns of Court, the Pegasus Scholarship is an exchange program that sends young American Inn of Court members to London for six weeks to learn about the English legal system and brings young English barristers to the United States for six weeks to learn about the U.S. system.
Cicoski will travel to London in March along with fellow scholarship recipient Michael Lopez of the Epstein Law Firm in San Rafael, California. In London, both of them will have the opportunity to learn from some of England’s leading barristers, meet with members of the judiciary, and observe trials.
More than 27,000 judges, practicing attorneys, law professors, and students participate in American Inns of Court across the country. The American Inns of Court Foundation, founded in 1985, serves more than 350-chartered American Inns of Court. While many of the inns are organized along geographically lines, some also focus on specialized areas of the law, and the participants meet regularly to discuss professional responsibility, ethics, and other legal issues.
The Pegasus Scholarship is administered by the American Inns of Court, and any participating attorney who is in his or her first five years of practice is encouraged to apply.
An Associate at the Wilmington, Delaware offices of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP, Cicoski practices in the areas of corporate and business litigation including commercial contract disputes. He also advises clients on Delaware alternative entity law and works with the firm’s bankruptcy team.Standard Disclaimer for External Links