Law Student Receives Coveted Thompson Coburn Fellowship

Law student Josh Taylor is serving as the Thompson Coburn Fellow, working as research assistant to Vice Dean Andrew Martin for the spring semester.

“I view the fellowship/research assistantship as a terrific opportunity to work with and learn from a member of the faculty as distinguished as Vice Dean Martin,” says Taylor, who is researching cases and other materials for the "separation of powers” chapter of Martin’s forthcoming book on judicial decision-making.

“I am very grateful to Vice Dean Martin, Washington University, and Thompson Coburn LLP for this tremendous opportunity,” Taylor adds. “It is particularly important, in my opinion, to find and utilize opportunities outside the classroom to improve writing and research skills. This fellowship has done just that for me.”

After earning his J.D., Taylor plans to join Wiggin and Dana LLP in New Haven, Connecticut. He hopes to become active in the firm’s litigation practice areas.

The Thompson Coburn Fellowship was established in 1981. Previous fellows have gone on to have highly successful careers in a wide range of practice areas.