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Externships

Externships are for summer, fall and spring. These programs are coordinated through the individual law schools; however, applicants may submit their application packet directly to the chambers of the judge(s). It is preferred that the packet for an externship include the following:

a) Cover letter
b) Resume
c) Undergraduate grades and law school grades (if applicable)
d) Writing sample (under ten pages recommended)

Applications are accepted up to six months in advance of the semester for which the student is applying. Interviews may then be scheduled.

If an applicant has interviewed with a judge and is offered a position by another judge, they should contact the chambers where they are under consideration, by telephone, or by letter, and advise the judge that they have accepted a position and are withdrawing their application.

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Pro Se Law Clerks

These positions are usually full-time permanent positions and become available only upon the departure of the law clerk currently holding that position or through the allocation of new positions by the Administrative office of the U.S. Courts due to an increase in workload. The salary for these positions vary according to experience. Applications for these positions are made through the Human Resources Department of the U.S. District Court.

Refer to the Federal Law Clerk Information System at
https://lawclerks.ao.uscourts.gov/ for nationwide clerkship vacancies.

We offer an excellent
benefit package.

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Judicial Law Clerks

Judicial law clerks are usually selected up to 12 months before the actual clerkship begins. Some of these positions are full-time permanent. Therefore, these positions become available only upon the departure of the law clerk holding the position. The remainder are term law clerks. Appointments range between 1 and 2 years.

Interested applicants should send their application packet directly to the chambers of the judge(s). The materials in the packet are not returnable to the applicant. It is preferred that the packets for a clerkship position include the following:

a) Cover letter
b) Resume
c) Law school transcripts - sealed and certified
d) Writing sample (preferably not longer than 10 pages)
e) Three letters of recommendation

Applications are accepted at the discretion of each judge, no sooner than the day after Labor Day. Interviews are scheduled and held by each judge no sooner than the second Thursday after Labor Day. The law clerks selected at that time begin their clerkships in August or September of the following year.

If an applicant has interviewed with a judge and is offered a position by another judge, they should contact the chambers where they are under consideration, by telephone, or letter, and advise the judge that they have accepted a position and are withdrawing their application.

For more information about judicial law clerkships or to see which judges are currently recruiting, please go to
https://lawclerks.ao.uscourts.gov/.

We offer an excellent
benefit package.

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