2017 English Pegasus Scholars visit United States
Each year, the American Inns of Court participates in an exchange program with the English Inns of Court called the Pegasus Scholarship Trust. The program was established to provide young English barristers with an opportunity to spend six weeks abroad for the purpose of learning about a foreign legal system. The Pegasus Scholarship Trust also provides young lawyers from other countries with an opportunity to spend six weeks in London learning about the English legal system.
This year’s English scholars were Aadhithya Anbahan and Theo Barclay. Anbahan is a barrister with St. Ives Chambers in Birmingham and a member of The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple; and Barclay is a barrister with Hailsham Chambers in London and a member of The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.
While in Washington, DC, the scholars visited the Supreme Court of the United States; the Pentagon; Capitol Hill; Georgetown University Law Center; and a number of federal, state, and local courts in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.
The scholars met with leading attorneys in criminal, media law, and sports law litigation. In addition, they enjoyed trips to Orlando, Florida, hosted by the George C. Young AIC; Wilmington, Delaware, hosted by the Randy J. Holland Delaware Workers’ Compensation AIC; and Los Angeles, California, hosted by the Los Angeles Criminal Justice AIC, the Southern California Family AIC, and the Judge Paul R. Michel Intellectual Property AIC.
While in Washington, the scholars attended the American Inns of Court Celebration of Excellence at the Supreme Court of the United States.