2019 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.
The 2019 English scholars were Joanne Kane and Jonathan Metzer. Kane is a barrister with Carmelite Chambers in Central London and is a member of The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. Metzer is a barrister with 1 Crown Office Row Chambers in Central London and is a member of The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.
While in the United States, the scholars met with leading attorneys and members of the judiciary to understand and learn the mechanics and day-to-day work of the U.S. justice system. Kane and Metzer enjoyed trips to Sacramento, California, hosted by the Anthony M. Kennedy Inn; Roanoke, Virginia, hosted by the Ted Dalton Inn; and Cheyenne, Wyoming, hosted by the Ewing T. Kerr Inn.
The scholars also spent time in Washington, D.C., where they visited the Supreme Court of the United States and attended the American Inns of Court Celebration of Excellence event held there. They visited Capitol Hill, FBI headquarters, and a number of federal, state, and local courts in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. The scholars also attended a World Series baseball game in which the Washington Nationals played the Houston Astros.
Photo: Joanne Kane, Judge Morrison C. England Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, and Jonathan Metzer.