Creighton Law Grad Accepts Clerkship with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
Patrick Strawbridge, a 2004 graduate of Creighton University’s School of Law, has accepted a clerkship with U. S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, effective July 2008.
“This is, of course, terrific news for Patrick who was an extraordinary student and is an extraordinary human being ,” said Creighton Law Professor G. Michael Fenner, J.D. “It is great news for Creighton as well. With Patrick, our law school joins the list of the relatively few whose graduates have clerked on the nation’s high court.”
Strawbridge participated in a Supreme Court seminar in 2003 taught by Justice Thomas and Professor Fenner. Thomas and Fenner teach the week-long seminar every other year at Creighton University.
“I feel very fortunate to have this kind of opportunity and feel it is a great honor to serve as a clerk for Justice Thomas. I owe Creighton and all of my professors there for providing me with the education that made this clerkship possible,” said Strawbridge.
After graduating first in his class, Strawbridge accepted a one-year clerkship with the Honorable Howard Dana of the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine. He then clerked for the Hon. Morris Sheppard Arnold of the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Strawbridge was recently named an associate in the Portland, Maine, office of Preti Flaherty as part of its litigation practice group. He is licensed to practice in Maine and Connecticut.