Congratulations to 3L Sheldon Hunte, who has accepted an elite Post Bar Clerkship with the San Diego Office of the Primary Public Defender. The Post-Bar Clerkship is a limited position offered to accepted candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to public service and indigent defense. The program places post-bar clerks in the Public Defender's Misdemeanor Unit, requiring them to mirror schedules, take on caseloads, and advocate in court for clients. Sheldon will begin his clerkship after he takes the February 2020 California Bar Examination.
Of note, the San Diego County Public Defender is Randy Mize ('87), who in 2018 was inducted into the TJSL Wall of Fame, an honor reserved for our most distinguished graduates. Randy is the second Thomas Jefferson graduate to serve as Public Defender of San Diego County. His immediate predecessor, Henry Coker ('85), is also a graduate of the law school.