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Alumnus Receives Award for Top GPA in UVA Law Class

Belmont alumnus Joel Johnson graduated with the highest GPA in the University of Virginia School of Law’s Class of 2015, earning him the Faculty Award for Academic Excellence.

In a recent University of Virginia article, Johnson offered insight on his new role, as well as advice on how to excel in law school and obtain a clerkship. Johnson has been clerking for Judge T.S. Ellis III at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and he will clerk in New York City the following term for Judge Robert D. Sack on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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