Bolch Judicial Institute
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Student Fellows


Patrick Bradley (Duke Law JD ’18) served as one of the Bolch Judicial Institute’s inaugural Student Fellows. He assisted in editing, drafting, and coordinating revisions of the Institute’s Standards and Best Practices documents, including those pertaining to Large and Mass-Tort Multidistrict Litigation (MDL), Implementing 2018 Amendments to Rule 23 Class Action Settlements, and Increasing Diversity and in MDL and Class Action Leadership Positions. He also served as a student editor for Judicature. At Duke Law, Patrick served as editor-in-chief of the Duke Law Journal and was a member of the Moot Court Board; worked as a summer associate at Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP in Wilmington, DE, following his 1L year; and spent his second summer at Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C. After sitting for the Pennsylvania Bar Exam, he begins his legal career in August 2018 clerking for two years for federal judges.

Leah Brenner (Duke Law JD ’18) was an Executive Editor for Law & Contemporary Problems, an active member of the Moot Court Board, and a competitor in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. She served as a Student Fellow to the Bolch Judicial Institute for two years, conducting research, writing and editing Duke Conference Best Practices documents, assisting in managing the Appellate Judges Education Institute, and editing Judicature articles. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Franklin & Marshall College in 2015, with a B.A. in American Studies and a minor in International Studies. Originally from Delaware, Leah has an interest in corporate litigation. She previously worked as a summer associate in the Delaware office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and began a clerkship for Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III in the Delaware Court of Chancery in August 2018.

Matthew Eible (Duke Law JD/LLM ’19) is enrolled in Duke Law’s JD/LLM Program in International & Comparative Law and in the Public Interest & Public Service Law Certificate Program. During his fellowship, Matt has edited draft Judicature articles, revised the Institute’s Best Practices publications, conducted original research on data protection laws for circulation to electronic discovery practitioners, and staffed the Appellate Judges Education Institute’s annual summit. In addition to his work with the Bolch Judicial Institute, Matt is a Research Editor for the Duke Law Journal and a Submissions Editor for the American Journal of International Law. He was also a 2018 Salzburg Global Seminar Cutler Fellow and a Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Duke Immigrant & Refugee Project. During his law school summers, Matt has also been an intern with the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Legal Adviser, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Commercial Litigation Branch, and the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. Following graduation, Matt will clerk for the Honorable Rhesa H. Barksdale of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.