Whitney Wilder is the current law clerk for the Honorable Justin King, but that is only the most recent of her many honors and accomplishments. Ms. Wilder, who recently passed the Maryland Bar Exam, graduated with honors from the Charleston School of Law, where she served on Charleston Law Review, the Moot Court Board, and the Trial Advocacy Board. Along with receiving CALI awards in Property, Constitutional Law, and Trial Advocacy, Ms. Wilder was also recognized by her school for her Excellence in Editing work for the Charleston Law Review.
Ms. Wilder received her Bachelor’s from the College of Charleston, where she majored in English and Political Science. While in college, her parents moved to England and she was fortunate enough to spend breaks traveling there and through Europe. However, don’t let her nine years in Charleston or her trips abroad fool you. She is originally from Baltimore and is thrilled to be back at home with her family, including two younger sisters and a Black Lab named Bailey. Spend only a few minutes talking about the Ravens with Whitney and you’ll be convinced that her home is truly here in Baltimore.
Ms. Wilder’s passion for the law was evident as early as high school, where she first got involved with mock trial. That interest carried on to college and she became captain of a competitive mock trial team during her senior year. Also while in college, she established her presence in the Baltimore County judiciary early by interning for Judge Kathleen Cox. She was then able to take her interest in the judiciary with her to Florence, Italy while in law school, where she participated in a prestigious comparative law program taught by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.
Apart from her impressive academics and her accomplished experiences, Whitney has a positive and energetic personality. She enjoys crafts including blogging and needlepoint. She likes art and loves to read, and is always happy to discuss the current Baltimore sports scene. Her ethical awareness and no-nonsense approach to life surely benefited her both as a peer mentor in law school and while serving on her law school’s honor council. These traits, coupled with her passion for litigation, also make her an excellent law clerk, and she will surely continue to do great things as she encounters new opportunities in her coming years.