Savannah Law School (SLS) 3L Erica Drew has accepted a position with the The United States Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Office of the Chief Immigration Judge. Drew plans to study for and sit for the Florida Bar this summer before beginning her two-year term as a Judicial Law Clerk on September 10, 2018 in Eloy, Arizona. She will be on a team of three Judicial Law Clerks, one permanent and the other also on a two-year term.
Drew advises that the application and interview for her position was extensive. Current students and future law clerks with similar aspirations are urged to begin the process as early as possible. She also implores others applying to be open to relocating for the position. As a testament to the community of Savannah Law School, Drew learned of the position through another student who encouraged her to apply.
Drew credits her mentors at Savannah Law School for much of her success both during her time at SLS and in encouragement of pursuing this notable position. She praises Professor Wright as being her mentor both professionally and personally. She knows that she can turn to him as a resource for the rest of her legal career, wherever that may take her.
Prior to law school, Drew was a Legal Assistant in West Palm Beach, Florida. There she worked in various areas including medical malpractice, personal injury, products liability, family law, and wills and trusts. During this time, she became very passionate about legal work and decided that she wanted to make a better life for herself. However, she felt as if she was too old to start law school. So she sought advice from one of her mentors, a partner at a former firm. Her mentor shared her own experience of attending law school in her 40’s and insisted that Drew apply as well, and so she did. Notes Ms. Drew, It was the best decision of my life and I am amazed and excited about the opportunities that lie ahead.
Erica, congratulations on this prestigious position. We wish you all the best at graduation on Friday, in preparation for the Bar exam, and during your term in Arizona. We know you’ll continue to make the Savannah Law School community proud in your new role.