Judicial clerkships are an excellent way to begin your post-graduate legal career. In these roles, you sharpen your research, reasoning, analysis, and writing skills while working closely with a federal or state judge and other staff attorneys or law clerks. You have the ability to observe a variety of proceedings and lawyers, and frequently will be permitted to handle pre-trial conferences, case status conferences, and other pre-trial proceedings.
Applications for post-graduate judicial clerkships are often very early – many federal judges hire one to two years in advance! If you are interested in considering a post-graduate clerkship, please make an appointment with your OCP adviser to discuss timelines and resources.