Gabriel Gonzalez (pictured, right), a 2L at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, has been awarded the Justice James A. Baker Clerkship with Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson (pictured, left). The Dallas Bar Foundation recently established the clerkship, and Gonzalez is the first recipient. The Justice James A. Baker Scholarship Fund provides a stipend to cover living expenses for the duration of the clerkship, which will run from May 18 to June 26. Gonzalez, originally from Green Bay, Wisc., came to Texas for law school mainly because of family in the area. He also worked in Austin in 2006 for former state Rep. Gene Seaman. “It is a tremendous honor to have an opportunity to clerk for Chief Justice Jefferson,” Gonzalez says. After graduating and passing the bar, Gonzalez plans to practice appellate, commercial litigation or bankruptcy law. Plans to return to Wisconsin? No. Gonzalez says he’ll stay in Texas to practice.
-- Renea Overstreet