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Judicial Clerkship Program

A judicial clerkship offers law school graduates the unique opportunity to work directly with a judge, trial or appellate, in a state or federal court. These one-to-two-year positions can be one of most rewarding jobs in a legal career. A clerkship allows graduates a chance to be a part of our judiciary, and ideally develop a mentor in a judge. It is a prestigious position and often serves as a springboard to permanent positions with law firms or in the public sector.

Note that a judicial clerkship is different from a judicial internship, which provides opportunity to gain exposure to the judicial process and the inner workings of a court while you are still in law school.

Texas Law’s Judicial Clerkship Program helps all interested second- and third-year law students, recent graduates, and alumni apply for judicial clerkships. The Program provides you with one-on-one advice for perfecting applications and intelligently choosing judges to whom those applications will be sent. As part of the Program, we provide information about application deadlines and procedures, which often differ from court to court and judge to judge; manage the receipt and submission of all letters of recommendation; will review your applications materials; and help you prepare for your interviews with the courts.

We conduct informational meetings and programs throughout the year to best inform you about courts and the application process. We encourage you to get started today if you are interested in obtaining a judicial clerkship.