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School of Law Alumna Azra Hot Selected Temple Bar Scholar
Azra Hot, a 2006 graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law has been selected a prestigious Temple Bar Scholar by the American Inns of Court. Hot joins three other clerks who were chosen from a large pool of highly qualified applicants based on high academic achievement in law school, experience as a law clerk for a judge or justice of a leading appellate court, and demonstrated interest in international law issues.
Hot's qualifications include working as a law clerk to the Honorable Harry Pregerson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, in addition to aiding the Humanitarian Law Center for Belgrade, Serbia, and Montenegro and the United Nations Development Fund for Women.
The four Temple Bar Scholars will arrive in London, England, in October. The first order of business will be to attend the ceremonial opening of the legal year at Westminster Abbey and a reception held in their honor by the U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James. Subsequently, the scholars will visit the four Inns of Court and meet with the preeminent leaders of the English bench and bar.
The Temple Bar Scholars will spend the remainder of their time in England with a Law Lord, the equivalent of a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, observing appellate arguments and discussing important legal issues with the country's highest judges.
The Temple Bar Foundation was created in 1991 by the late Warren E. Burger, former Chief Justice of the United States, and the late Lord Denning of Witchurch, former Master of the Rolls for England and Wales. The Temple Bar Scholarships were established to further the development of strengthened ties between leading members of the English and American bars and to advocate greater attention to the professional ethical standards those establishments share.