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Jurist in Residence: The Honorable Virginia M. Hernandez Covington

In April, the Honorable Virginia M. Hernandez Covington, of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, visited FSU Law to meet with students and faculty members.

Judge Covington, who recently hired one of our third-year students for a post-graduation clerkship, has served on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida since 2004. She previously was a judge on the Florida Second District Court of Appeal and an assistant U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Florida. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Tampa before graduating from Georgetown University Law Center with her juris doctor degree in 1980.

While on campus, Judge Covington ate breakfast with student leaders, spoke to Professor Ehrhardt’s Evidence class, met with the Career Services Office and Judicial Clerkship Committee, provided remarks over lunch to the faculty and met with students for high tea. Her visit was part of our robust Jurist in Residence Program, which brings federal judges from around the nation to the law school.

Views photos from the visit below.

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