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Supreme Court Welcomes Summer Law Externs


Two law students will be working at the CNMI Supreme Court this summer as law externs after completing their first year of law school. Gordon Anderson of the University of California Davis School of Law and Charles William Hoff of the University of Texas School of Law (Austin) will be closely assisting the justices in legal research and writing over the summer.

Mr. Anderson, originally from Los Angeles, earned a B.A. in English from UCLA. He is a certified volleyball coach and hopes to practice international law after he obtains his juris doctor in 2019.

Mr. Hoff also attended UCLA where he earned a B.A. in Philosophy in 2015. He is a proficient reader of Mandarin and French and has years of experience as a sound-mixer engineer. He is a member of the Texas Business Law Society and Texas Law Pro Bono Pledge.

"Over the past decade, the Supreme Court has welcomed law students to learn firsthand about the role of appellate courts in the justice system," said Chief Justice Alexandro C. Castro. "In addition, we encourage the students to observe trial court proceedings, such as jury trials, arraignments, and motions hearings." The Court requires the students to complete a writing project during their externship.


Call for Expression of Interest - Summer Pre-Law Program 2018


The CNMI Supreme Court announces its plan to conduct the Judiciary Summer Pre-Law Program in June-July 2018 provided there is sufficient interest from college students and graduates. The pre-law program, which will run for three weeks, provides participants with the opportunity to experience the academic life of a first year law student. Law professors will teach two introductory law courses, supplemented with legal writing.

A press release with additional information was published in both the Marianas Variety and Saipan Tribune. Click the links for more.

In the News


Governor Ralph DLG. Torres nominated Wesley M. Bogdan to serve as an associate judge on the CNMI Superior Court. His confirmation will require the advice and consent of the Senate.

If confirmed, Bogdan will replace retired judge David A. Wiseman.

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