SIU School of Law alumni sworn in to appear before U.S. Supreme Court
CARBONDALE, Ill. — Six Southern Illinois University School of Law alumni recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to take oaths to become members of the U.S. Supreme Court bar, which means they are now eligible to present written briefs and argue cases before the nation’s highest court.
Dean Camille Davidson presented each of the alumni to Chief Justice John Roberts, who accepted them into the court on Feb. 22. Each applicant is required to have endorsements of two members of the Supreme Court bar.
Alumni by hometown and the year they graduated from law school are:
- Shekera Algarin, Brooklyn, New York, 1999.
- Thomas Bowman, Decatur, Illinois, 2016.
- Kacey Eisenhauer, Carbondale, Illinois, 2017
- Aaron Hopkins, West Frankfort, Illinois, 2000.
- William Mann, Guntersville, Alabama, 2014.
- Candice Stearns, Springfield, Illinois, 2016.
A seventh alum, Amanda Lesinki, an attorney from Corpus Christi, Texas, and a 2018 SIU School of Law graduate, was unable to attend and sworn in by written motion in court.