With summer upon us, law students are preparing to disperse across the state and country for a variety of externships and summer positions. Amanda Reasoner, a rising third-year student, will be among them as she heads north to Wilmington, Del., for an eight-week clerkship with the Honorable Donald F. Parsons, Jr. a Vice Chancellor for Delaware’s Court of Chancery.
Reasoner’s clerkship is a part of the ABA sponsored Business Law Diversity Clerkship Program. “It’s an amazing honor to be selected for the Court of Chancery clerkship,” said Reasoner, who is one of only nine students nationwide chosen to participate in the program this summer. “With the clerkship I will be receiving exposure that is very rare to get while still in law school and for that I am very fortunate. I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to see how laws affecting businesses and commercial affairs are decided on a day-to-day basis in the courts.”
This judicial clerkship is a mark of distinction, as well as an opportunity for the legal community to encourage law students from a variety of backgrounds to participate in and consider business law professionally. “The most important thing I can do is go to work and do the job to the best of my abilities,” said Reasoner. “The more people see strong capable women and underrepresented professionals excelling in business law, the more accessible the field will become, attracting talented individuals from a range of experiences.”