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Spotlight on Clerkships 

Spotlight on Clerkships: How to Apply, Peer Advice, and Reflections from a Year at the Supreme Court

By Jenny Whalen
Oct. 8, 2014

Drawing on a remarkable year's worth of experiences as a clerk for United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., Michael Huston, '11, will return to Michigan Law Oct. 9 to share insights from his time at the Court with current students.

The talk, which will take place 11:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. in Hutchins Hall room 100, is one of several clerkship-oriented events planned this month to aid students in their search for judicial placements—as of Oct. 8, 2014, 134 alumni had accepted clerkships for the 2014 term.

While Huston's talk will center primarily on life as a Supreme Court clerk, an Oct. 15 panel will focus its discussion on the overall application process. Led by 3Ls who were successful in their clerkship searches, the panel—11:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. in South Hall room 1020—will provide tips and advice on what worked, what didn't, and what the panelists wish they had known at the beginning.

Also on Oct. 15, the Organization of Public Interest Students will offer job application support for 2Ls and 3Ls interested in public interest jobs, fellowships, and judicial clerkships. Students are invited to bring their applications to the session from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in South Hall room 1050.

Current Michigan Law students and alumni can also join an email group to receive clerkship notices, recent judicial confirmations, and application information directly from the Office of Career Planning​ (OCP). Additionally, students may schedule an appointment​ with an OCP counselor to discuss their application strategy.

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