Life is Short
October 30, 2020 by Phoebe Coddington
Lunch. Clerkship. Love Connection.
A few years ago, a friend asked me to meet a law student who was a summer associate at her firm and who was interested in clerking for a federal district court judge. I had clerked for a Fourth Circuit Judge and a Federal District Court Judge and was always happy to talk about my experience. After speaking with Shampa Panda at lunch, I could tell she was very talented and destined to be a great law clerk. She ended up being hired as a law clerk by District Court Judge David Norton—my Dad—a few weeks later. He recently had the great honor of officiating her wedding to a fellow law clerk that she met while she was clerking. Congrats to Shampa and Christopher! Enjoy their love story recently chronicled in the New York Times: