Introducing The Clerks!
My name is Joshua Gibbons. I always feel like introductions can be awkward, and usually like to act as though I am already close friends with whomever IвЂ™m talking to (which can be even more awkward).But, as this is a blog IвЂ™ve decided to (Mirriam encouraged me to) write a little introduction piece about myself. So on to the details.
First of all, IвЂ™m a 23 year old male. I finished my first year of law school at George Mason University School of Law about a month ago. I went straight to law school from undergrad at the University of Michigan. ThatвЂ™s where IвЂ™m from. Not the University of Michigan, but rather the state of Michigan. IвЂ™m from a city called Flushing that is right outside of Flint, Michigan. You are welcome to google either location, but it may lead to some depression. And that, in essence, is why I decided to come to the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. You see, Michigan is not doing quite well economically (depression, get it?), and even though it is quite beautiful, I decided to head for greener pastures. (I know there is significantly less greenery in this area than in Michigan, but there may be more job opportunities, which may result in another kind of green.)
The next question you may have is вЂњhow were you able to get such a great internship as the one you currently have?вЂќ Well, the answer to that is actually quite interesting (to me, to you it may not be). My law school connected me with a mentor, an real, live, actually accomplished attorney, that was in a field that I was interested in. This field happens to be immigration law. My mentor than offered to put my resume and cover letter up on a listserv for immigration attorneys in the area, which allowed for me to be found by Mirriam. As I was thoroughly enjoying my criminal law class, I informed Mirriam that I was interested in both criminal law and immigration law. After a rather painless interview, I was able to get this position. Since then, I have already learned more than I can convey, but thanks to this guest spot on the blog, I will try my hardest.