Ruth E. Burdick (1998-99)

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My clerkship with Shirley was both inspiring personally and foundational to my legal development. She stood as a living example of how to navigate a career dedicated to public service and built on a bedrock of ethics.  To this day, I keep of photograph of her in my office that I can see from my desk as a reminder that she is both watching me, and watching over me.  In addition to a foremost legal mind, Shirley was tough as nails, and all business in the courtroom, often displaying a rather stern demeanor with the litigators. For instance, during the […]