Interested in Judicial Clerkships?

If you are interested in obtaining a judicial clerkship following graduation, it is imperative that you understand the intricacies of the hiring process involved. Judicial clerkships must be applied for at the very beginning of your 3rd year of law school. Thus, the planning must begin in the spring of your 2L year.

The CSD maintains a Judicial Clerkship Listserv to educate students about post-graduate judicial clerkships and their unique application process. If you would like to be added to the listserv, please email Lydia Russo at She will then email you periodically to keep you on track when it comes to preparing your post-graduate judicial clerkship applications.

If you would like to learn more about judicial clerkships, please check out some of these wonderful resources that can be found on the Document Library of Symplicity.

  • Exploring Judicial Clerkships
  • Judicial Clerkship PowerPoint
  • Map of Federal Judicial Circuits
  • 2 Judicial Clerkship Applications
  • Cover Letters to Judges
  • Obtaining Good Judicial Clerkship Recommendations

For more information or questions about Judicial Clerkships, please contact Lydia Russo at