The Forum: Love, Law, and…Clerkships with David Lat and Judge Alison Nathan
NYU School of Law
Published at : 04 Jan 2021
Milbank Tweed Forum
February 24, 2016
At this Forum, we were pleased to welcome David Lat, managing editor of Above the Law, and the Honorable Alison Nathan of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. The conversation was about careers in the law, clerkships, ambition, and even love - all subjects of Lat's first (and engaging) novel, Supreme Ambitions.
Barry Friedman (moderator) - Currently the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law, Friedman clerked for the Honorable Phyllis A. Kravitch of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and was a litigation associate at Davis, Polk & Wardwell in Washington D.C. He is currently the director of NYU School of Law's new Policing Project.
David Lat - Before founding Above the Law, Lat clerked for the Honorable Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, worked as an associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and as an assistant United States Attorney in New Jersey.
Alison Nathan - Judge Nathan has sat as a district court judge on the Southern District of New York since 2012. Earlier in her career she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Betty Binns Fletcher of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Associate Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court. She subsequently was an associate at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, and served as associate White House counsel to President Barack Obama and as special counsel to the Solicitor General of New York. She has taught at Fordham Law School and NYU School of Law.