Student wins federal court scholarship

Katelyn Young, who will start her second year at Wayne State University Law School this fall, has been awarded the Mark A. Miller Memorial Fund Scholarship.

The award is given each year by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan to a summer intern of a judicial officer at the court. The scholarship honors the memory of Miller, who was a law clerk to U.S. District Judge George Caram Steeh. Miller of Milford died in 2010 at age 53.

"Receiving this scholarship is such an honor, and I am proud to represent Wayne Law as an awardee," said Young, who lives in Detroit. "I am truly grateful that the Judges' Committee saw that my passions for the law, legal research and writing, collegiality among colleagues and professionalism paralleled those demonstrated by Mr. Miller during his time as a clerk for Judge Steeh."

Young is serving as a judicial intern for U.S. District Court Judge Sean Cox.

"My experience this summer has not only allowed for the opportunity to apply for this award but has affirmed my interest in pursuing a judicial clerkship after graduation where I can hopefully make an impact like Mr. Miller," Young said.

Previously, Young worked as a summer intern for the U.S. Marshals Service in the Detroit field office. At Wayne Law, she is a member of the Student Bar Association Board of Governors and a student ambassador. She is also active in Moot Court and the Medical and Health Law Society.

Young earned her bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Michigan State University.

Published: Tue, Aug 09, 2016