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Judicial Clerkship Application Resources

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The following resources may be useful to judicial clerkship applicants. 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.

2015 Clerks
Our list of reported 2015 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. 




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