On Saturday, October 10, 2015, Judge Richard A. Posner of the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit attended attorney Sarah Toney’s law school class at and spoke to her students.
Ms. Toney is currently teaching legal writing to law students at Loyola University School of Law, and on this day her present and former students attended the class in order to hear the honorable Judge Posner speak.
Judge Posner, a Harvard Law School graduate and a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago School of Law, has been a 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge since 1981. To have him speak to the law students was an honor.
During his discussion with the students, Judge Posner gave tips to the attendees on how to best write their motions and briefs and how to argue best in court. Judge Posner stressed the importance of speaking with knowledge and passion.
It is not every day a sitting federal Appellate Court judge is able to visit and talk with law students, and his visit made an impact on the students, who are working to become lawyers in the next few years. He was able to talk frankly with the students about the profession and answer questions.
Ms. Toney is thrilled to be able to give back to the legal community through her teaching at Loyola and is happy she was able to make such an important introduction for her students to a sitting member of the judiciary.