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Law School Graduate to Clerk for Rehnquist

Law School graduate Ann O'Connell, J.D. '04, has been selected to clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist.

"I am excited and honored to serve as a law clerk for the Chief Justice during the October 2005 Term," said O'Connell. "I have tremendous respect for the Supreme Court as an institution and for the important service that the Chief Justice performs for our country. I look forward to serving the Court in this capacity."

Interim Dean Roger Trangsrud added "She was a stellar student at the Law School and has earned this exciting opportunity through hard work and extraordinary talent. She joins other GW Law grads who have clerked for the Supreme Court in recent years in greater numbers than ever before in the history of our school."

O'Connell is from Elk Grove Village, Ill., a Chicago suburb. She graduated magna cum laude and with distinction from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she studied political science and speech communication. O'Connell graduated with highest honors from the GW Law School in May. Her clerkship with Rehnquist will begin after she completes her assignment with Judge Frank J. Magill of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit.



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