Congratulations to faculty member Lisa Leibow, J.D. for being sworn in as a member of the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court. A milestone that opens doors, she is now able to file motions, submit amicus briefs and present oral arguments before the highest court in the nation.
Leibow, an assistant professor & associate program director for the undergraduate Paralegal Studies program, was sworn in as a member of the Bar on March 21st in open court before all nine U.S. Supreme Court Justices.
“I soaked in every detail of the day - the marble halls; white busts and grand portraits of past Supreme Court Justices; the quills marking each counsel’s place; my seat in the front row; and the thrill of Chief Justice Roberts meeting my eye as he granted the Motion to Admit,” reflected Leibow.
Toni Marsh, J.D., an associate professor and program director for the Paralegal Studies programs, made the motion to admit Leibow to the Bar.
“It was an honor to move for the admission of my colleague and friend, Lisa. It was my first appearance before the Court and I won! My motion was granted. We had a wonderful day at the Court — we toured the building and stayed to watch oral argument,” said Marsh.
Leibow also commented it was an exciting experience to meet the Justices and receive an impressive, framed certificate. Additionally, as a member of the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court, she will continue to have priority seating to hear oral arguments and elite status to access the Supreme Court Library.