Second-year legislation college student Joshua Clem has been chosen as the 2022 Squire Patton Boggs Basis Sustained Effects Veterans’ Justice Fellow. He was picked from a big pool of hugely capable legislation pupils from across the country.
As a Fellow, Clem will have the chance to work with Swords to Plowshares, a community non-earnings organization that has helped veterans given that 1974, in San Francisco. Next a interval of training, he will be presented the opportunity to engage in authorized and factual study, prepare lawful memoranda, draft client and witness declarations, interview prospective customers to evaluate eligibility for companies, draft authorized briefs, produce and update self-assist products, and assist consumers in obtaining general public positive aspects and/or a discharge upgrade.
“Josh is a wonderful legislation university student and exemplary individual,” reported Rodney E. Slater J.D.’80, former U.S. secretary of transportation and chairman of the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation. “He is passionate about serving other veterans for whom he has wonderful empathy. He will be an outstanding Fellow and will add so much as the foundation’s first Veterans’ Justice Fellow.”
“I want just about every veteran to have the same chances to be successful as I did, and to be equipped to take edge of the advantages that incentivized their determination to assistance that I took benefit of on my journey to legislation faculty,” Clem claimed. “The military’s best asset has hardly ever been particular person assistance associates, but a group of warriors joined by popular reason. I am energized about the possibility to display screen the values the Marine Corps instilled in me — honor, braveness and dedication — by continuing that motivation off the battlefield and making certain that no one particular is remaining behind at dwelling.”
Clem enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and attended MCAS Miramar, South Carolina. In Afghanistan, he furnished aircrew staff with airframes-unique steerage though taking part in combat flight operations as an aerial observer. He also performed regimen routine maintenance and repairs on the MV-22 Osprey.
In 2021, Clem was a felony protection extern at Benton County Community Defenders, the place he assisted lawyers with study and trial preparation and manufactured legal memorandums.
“Josh is an excellent university student and is ready to hit the ground running,” said Alena Allen, interim dean of College of Legislation. “I know that he will do fantastic work this summer season.”
Every 12 months, the Squire Patton Boggs Sustained Affect Fellowship Plan awards fellowships to fantastic legislation learners who display a steadfast commitment to community service and a designed curiosity in community policy. These regulation students dedicate their summers to advancing community policy concerns via non-profit institutions, government agencies and domestic or global organizations. The basis is rooted in a record of civil legal rights advocacy and has awarded fellowships since 2004. The Veterans Justice Fellowship was inspired by a 2021 Veterans Working day panel presentation, produced and led by Basis Advisory Committee Chair Rick Talisman to honor veterans and understand the sizeable amount of money of professional bono perform for veterans completed by members of the company.
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