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University of Pennsylvania Law School: How Clerkships Prepared Brandon Harper L’14 for Life as a Litigator

November 12, 2019

O’Melveny associate Brandon Harper is featured in this article about how his experiences clerking prepared him for a career in private practice. Harper graduated from Penn Law in 2014 and has clerked for judges at the Federal District Court and the Circuit Court of Appeals. “I wanted to start my career with an understanding of how judges and courts think and operate,” said Harper. “I knew when I came to law school that I wanted to be a litigator, so it was important to me that I had a clear understanding of what happens behind the bench so that when it came time to represent clients, I could help them formulate coherent and persuasive arguments that would be appealing to judges. For me, clerking was the best way to get that exposure.”