Professor Gregory Parks admitted to U.S. Supreme Court Bar

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Professor Gregory Parks, the law school’s Associate Dean of Research, Public Engagement, and Faculty Development, was sworn in to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) Bar  on March 26, 2018, along with 10 other members of the ABA Judicial Division, which sponsored the bar admittees.

The celebration honoring the 11 newly sworn in SCOTUS Bar members included a dinner, a breakfast reception, and a courtroom lecture.

Professor Parks’ research focuses on both race and law issues as well as social science and law issues. Professor Parks has authored or edited nearly 10 scholarly books as well as more than a half-dozen law review articles. Prior to joining the law school, Professor Parks practiced in Trial Group in the Washington, D.C., office of McDermott Will & Emery LLP. He also served as a Visiting Fellow at Cornell Law School and a law clerk on both the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

The ABA website states the Judicial Division “aims to create just and efficient systems through tools which ensure collaborative working relationships among judges, lawyers, and the public we serve; building relationships with communities and entities within and outside of the ABA; and ensuring diversity in the bar and on the bench.  The Judicial Division works with judges, administrative tribunals, and attorneys across the world.”

To qualify for admission to the SCOTUS Bar, an applicant must have been admitted to practice in the highest court of a State, Commonwealth, Territory or Possession, or the District of Columbia for a period of at least three years immediately before the date of application; must not have been the subject of any adverse disciplinary action pronounced or in effect during that three-year period; and must appear to the Court to be of good moral and professional character.

Photo of Leon Parks and Professor Gregory Parks

Leon Parks and Professor Gregory Parks