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Eden Adkins

While serving as a summer law clerk for Margaret Workman, chief justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, Eden Adkins, a third-year law student from Huntington, W.Va., got hands-on experience in the state’s court system. She not only prepared internal memoranda and draft decisions, but also visited other courts in the West Virginia court system and learned more about the world of a law librarian.

I presented several of my completed cases and my recommendations to the members of the court in conference,” she says. “We were able to meet with several of the judges in their chambers and observe many hours in the courtroom. I also expressed an interest in learning more about law librarianship and was able to spend some time shadowing the library staff in the state law library.