Widener Law student attends highly competitive institute program in California
Public Relations - Published: April 12, 2009
SpringerCraig2Widener University School of Law is pleased to announce that third-year student Craig Springer of Brookhaven, Pa. was recently awarded an American Bankruptcy Institute scholarship.

As part of the scholarship, Springer recently spent three days at a program in California put on by the institute in cooperation with Pepperdine Law School. The program, known as the W.M. Matthew Byrne, Jr. Judicial Clerkship Institute, is designed to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of federal judicial clerks.

Springer will graduate in May and has accepted a clerkship with Judge Kevin Gross in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

While in Malibu, Calif. for the March 19-21 program, Springer attended intensive courses designed in consultation with a number of the country’s leading judges. The experience was intended to provide federal bankruptcy law clerks with practical knowledge the judges determined would be most useful for their pending clerkships. The program is highly competitive and Springer was one of only 20 law students in the country accepted to attend.

Springer serves as internal managing editor for The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law. He transferred into Widener Law two years ago from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan, out of a desire to study law through Widener’s Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law, in preparation for a career as a corporate bankruptcy attorney.

“Craig’s scholarship to attend this highly-regarded institute program was a terrific accomplishment and we at Widener Law are very proud of him,” Dean Linda L. Ammons said.

Springer is the son of John and Arianne Springer of Brookhaven.