Alumni Panel Imparts the Value of the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law
Web Editor - Published: March 29, 2011
“It’s the most professional thing you can do while at law school,” said Brett T. Norton, Esq. ’10, of his time on the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law as an Articles Editor.

Norton’s remarks came as part of a panel discussion held by the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law on Tuesday, March 29th. Three recent Widener Law alumni spoke about their experiences working on the Journal  and how that experience helped them in their careers.

In addition to Norton, Jacqueline Lammeree, Esq. ’08 and Marcus E. Montejo, Esq. ’06 shared their thoughts with the students in attendance. A fourth panelist, Jonathan Shub, Esq. ’88 was scheduled to participate as well, but had to cancel. Current DJCL Managing Editor and panel moderator Suzanne O. Lufadeju instead read Shub's written answers to the audience.

Ms. Lammeree spoke about the valuable skills she honed while working on the Journal, particularly editing and how to write proper citations. Norton agreed, adding, “The biggest help to me has been the research skills.”

Mr. Montejo emphasized the valuable network of alumni who have service on the Journal in common. “The journal opens up so many opportunities,” he said, adding, “You’re going to be developing the beginning of your professional network.”

The panelists also discussed their experiences “writing on” to the journal via the Summer Writing Competition. Ms. Lameree urged the students in attendance, “Don’t be intimidated by the packet when you pick it up.”

Brett T. Norton is an associate at Marks, O’Neill, O’Brien & Courtney P.C. in Wilmington. While at Widener, Brett served as a Wolcott Fellow for Chief Justice Myron T. Steele of the Supreme Court of Delaware, an Articles Editor on The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, and a research assistant for Assistant Professor Edward Osei.

Jacqueline Lammeree is an associate at Doroshow, Pasquale, Krawitz, & Bhaya in Wilmington. While at Widener, Jackie was an Articles Editor on The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law and a judicial extern for the Honorable Myron T. Steele, Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court.

Marcus E. Montejo, is an associate in the Wilmington Office of Prickett, Jones, & Elliott, P.A. While at Widener, Marcus was a Managing Editor for The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law and a Wolcott Fellow for the Honorable Myron T. Steele, Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court.

Jonathan Shub is a partner in Seeger Weiss LLP’s Philadelphia office. While at Widener, Jonathan was an Articles Editor for The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law and a Wolcott Fellow for the Honorable Joseph T. Walsh, then Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court.