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Judicial Clerkships

Michigan has a strong tradition of sending its graduates to prestigious judicial clerkships in federal and state appellate and trial courts. Our graduates serve as judicial clerks in every circuit in the country. And further, since 1991, Michigan Law has placed 36 graduates in United States Supreme Court Clerkships.

Judicial Clerkships (2016–2018)
For the last three years, clerkships are the first post-graduate job for 19 percent of each graduating class, on average. But the story doesn't end there. Both judges and practicing attorneys are recognizing the value of a clerkship after one or more years of experience. Many Michigan alums have obtained prestigious federal and state court clerkships after working for some time after graduation.  The list below is a break down by state of the various federal, state, appellate, and trial courts with which our graduates have obtained clerkships in the 2016-2018 terms.

List of 2016-2018 Clerkships by State/City/Judge (PDF)