Joseph Greener (JD ’16) to clerk with U.S. Magistrate Judge Lawrence R. Leonard in the Eastern District of Virginia

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Joseph Greener (JD ‘16) has accepted an offer to clerk with U.S. Magistrate Judge Lawrence R. Leonard in the Eastern District of Virginia in Norfolk after graduation, according to the Wake Forest Law Clerkship Committee.

Greener hails from Lake Bluff, Illinois, and serves as the current Student Bar Association (SBA) president. The SBA Executive Board is elected by the student body, and is considered the “student government body of the law school,” the website states. Greener has participated in the Washington, D.C., Summer Judicial Externship Program and made it to the final four in the 2014 Stanley Moot Court Competition. He also was a member of the 2015 Billings Exum Frye Moot Court Competition Team, which finished second at Elon University.  In summer 2015, he externed in Washington, D.C., in the Vaccine Division at the U.S. Department of Justice.

“Joseph is kind, upbeat, friendly, warm and incredibly enthusiastic,” says Professor Abigail Perdue, director of the Washington, D.C., Summer Judicial Externship Program.

The Washington D.C Summer Judicial Externship Program is an opportunity for 2L and 3L students to garner real experience through unpaid externships in our nations capital. For eight weeks, students spend roughly 35 hours per week externing at a court as well as attending classes pertaining to judicial clerking. The program allows students to explore professionalism, courtroom decorum, confidentiality, judicial ethics, docket management, bench memo writing, oral argument preparation and judicial opinion drafting.