Judicial Clerkships: Useful Websites
BUILDING YOUR RESUME
If you are thinking of applying for a judicial clerkship for after graduation, you may want to consider participating in a judicial externship during school. To find out more about various programs, please see:
- Loyola Externship Program
- ABA Judicial Intern Opportunity Program
- Just the Beginning Foundation Judicial Externship Program
- Judicial Resources Committee & Just the Beginning Foundation Summer Internship Diversity Program
You may also want to consider becoming involved in various bar associations to take advantage of opportunities to meet local judges:
Judges also look for involvement in Law Journal, Moot Court, tutoring, serving as a Research Assistant to a professor, and other activities that build legal research and writing skills.
JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS "OFF THE BEATEN PATH"
- Judicial Clerkships: From Mainstream to Off the Beaten Path (State & Federal)
- International Court Links
- Yale Guide to Opportunities with International Tribunals and Foreign Courts
If you are interested in applying for federal judicial clerkships, a good place to begin is by reviewing the job postings and information on OSCAR. The Online System for Clerkship Application & Review (OSCAR) is a single, centralized resource for notice of available federal clerkships, federal clerkship application information, and federal law clerk employment information. OSCAR accommodates federal judges who choose to accept clerkship applications electronically, federal judges who want to receive only paper applications, and federal judges who wish to advise applicants that they do not have a clerkship vacancy.
To learn more about careers in the Federal Court System:
To view information on judicial nominations in order to apply to newly appointed judges:
To learn about other federal opportunities:
- Office of the Solicitor General of the United States One-Year Bristow Fellowship
- The Federal Administrative Law Judges Conference website
- Administrative Law Judges Contact Information & Hiring Practices Survey
*Addresses listed should be verified as information may have changed since publication.
Federal Courts within the Seventh Circuit:
- Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
- Central District of Illinois
- Northern District of Illinois
- Southern District of Illinois
- Northern District of Indiana
- Southern District of Indiana
- Eastern District of Wisconsin
- Western District of Wisconsin
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of Illinois
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Illinois
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Indiana
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Indiana
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Indiana
- Judicial Clerkship Bibliography (Suggested Reading via NALP's Judicial Clerkship Section)
STATE COURT CLERKSHIPS
The Office of Career Services receives information on state court clerkship opportunities throughout the year and posts this information on our Symplicity system.
A useful resource in locating information on state court clerkships is the Vermont Law School Judicial Clerkship Guide. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the username and password to access the guide.
Other State Court Clerkship information:
- The National Center for State Courts
- Insight & Inside Information for Select State Court Clerkships (via NALP's Judicial Clerkship Section)
- Illinois State Courts
- State of Illinois Supreme Court
- State of Illinois Appellate Court
- Circuit Court of Cook County
- Minnesota State Courts
- Additional resources are listed in the Judicial Clerkship Handbook.