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Judicial Clerkship Application Resources

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The following resources may be useful to judicial clerkship applicants for the 2015 term. We urge all applicants to consult these resources for assistance in compiling their application packets.

February 2014 GPA and Clerkships Memo
Our memo (PDF) that provides a statistical picture of cumulative grades and clerkships obtained over the last nine seasons (2002–2013) of available data.

Class Ranking Letter
Students may print this letter of explanation (PDF) of the UMLS Ranking/Grading System by Dean David Baum to include with their clerkship application materials.

Judicial Nominations and Confirmations
See our list of recent federal judicial nominations and confirmations.

2014 Clerks
Our list of reported 2014 clerks.

Pathways to Public Service Jobs: Fellowships and Clerkships Guide
The Office of Career Planning's guide to assist students considering a choice between a post-graduate judicial clerkship or a fellowship.

2014-15 Vermont Law School Guide to State Court Clerkships
Vermont Law School's comprehensive guide to the procedures for applying for state court judicial clerkships at all levels in all 50 states and some U.S. Territories (updated 6/23/2014).

NALP Supplement to the Vermont Guide to State Court Clerkships
Use this supplement (PDF document) in conjunction with the Vermont Guide to State Court Clerkships for additional information on select state courts.

Judicial Clerkships:  Federal Staff Attorney Positions
A useful NALP article (posted with permission) on staff attorney opportunities with the various circuits of the U.S. Court of Appeals. A chart is included with each Circuit's contact person, hiring timeline, experience level preference, and application characteristics/docket information.

Pro Se Law Clerks:  A Valuable Resource
An article from the AO on the pro se law clerk program. 

Archive of Lawclerks E-mails
View past Lawclerks emails in PDF format by date:

January 9, 2013 email
January 18, 2013 email
February 1, 2013 email
February 20, 2013 email
March 1, 2013 email
March 15, 2013 email
March 24, 2013 email
March 29, 2013 email
April 12, 2013 email
April 19, 2013 email
April 25, 2013 Memo - Preparing Your Applications for On-Plan Judges
April 26, 2013 email
May 14, 2013 email
May 24, 2013 email 
June 17, 2013 email 
June 26, 2013 email 
July 3, 2013 email
July 26, 2013 email
August 5, 2013 email
August 12, 2013 email
August 29, 2013 email
September 5, 2013 email - Alaska Supreme Court
September 11, 2013 email
September 25, 2013 email - Judge Gould 
October 1, 2013 email
November 1, 2013 email 
December 13, 2013 email
January 28, 2014 email
February 11, 2014 email 
March 6, 2014 email
March 20, 2014 email
May 23, 2014 email 
August 12, 2014 email
September 5, 2014 email - Alaska Supreme Court
September 9, 2014 email


 

 

 
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