College of Arts & Sciences Students Learn About Federal Court and Careers in the Law from U.S. District Court Judge Janet C. Hall

On Friday, April 29th, a group of 12 College of Arts & Sciences students had the rare opportunity to meet with a federal judge to gain insight into the federal judicial system and careers in the law. Students received a brief orientation to federal court and some legal research tips from the court librarian, a quick tour of the federal courthouse in New Haven, and an hour-long meeting with questions and answers with U.S. District Court Judge Janet C. Hall  ( Hyperlink to biography of Judge Janet C. Hall). Judge Hall was very engaging and shared stories about how she got started in the law and her career progression, her nomination and appointment to the court, some insight into a day in the life of her job and the cases she sees, and offered advice for our students as they begin thinking about their careers. The students were accompanied by acting chair of the Legal Studies department Prof. Jill Martin, pre-law program director Claude Mayo, and director of career development Rick DelVecchio.

By Rick DelVecchio
Rick DelVecchio Director of Career Development