2018 English Pegasus Scholars visit United States
Each year, the American Inns of Court participates in the Pegasus Scholarship Trust, an exchange program with the English Inns of Court. 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 legal system of the United Kingdom.
This year’s British scholars were Anthony Eskander and Jamie Scott. Eskander is a barrister with Church Court Chambers in London and is a member of The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. Scott is a barrister with Citadel Chambers in Birmingham and is a member of The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn.
While in Washington, DC, the scholars met with leading attorneys and members of the judiciary to understand and learn the mechanics and day-to-day work of United States justice system. Eskander and Scott enjoyed trips to Sacramento, California, hosted by the Anthony M. Kennedy Inn; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania hosted by the Judith K. Fitzgerald Western Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Inn; Richmond, Virginia hosted by the John Marshall Inn, and Norfolk, VA hosted by the I’Anson-Hoffman Inn.
The scholars also spent time in Washington, DC, where they 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 also attended the American Inns of Court Celebration of Excellence at the Supreme Court of the United States.