Widener Law Dean Linda L. Ammons
today announced the law students who have assumed their roles as Josiah Oliver Wolcott Fellows for the 2009-2010 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 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 reached 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 will begin their positions after Labor Day and work through April 2010.
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.
“I am proud to announce this achievement for this group of students, who will certainly learn invaluable lessons about the rule of law, the role of judges and the lives of attorneys through this unique experience,” Ammons said. “I am also continually grateful to the Delaware Supreme Court for working with Widener Law to make this program – now in its 21st year – possible.”
Widener’s 2009-2010 Wolcott fellows include:William M. Alleman of Wilmington, Del.
, assigned to Justice Randy J. HollandRyan C. Cicoski of Bryn Mawr, Pa.
, assigned to Justice Henry duPont RidgelySuzanne O. Lufadeju of Wilmington, Del.
, assigned to Justice Randy J. HollandBrett T. Norton of Media, Pa.
, assigned to Chief Justice Myron T. SteeleAngela C. Whitesell of Claymont, Del.
, assigned to Justice Jack B. Jacobs