Thursday, March 25, 2010

Judicial Clerkships for the 2011-2012 Term

A post-graduate judicial clerkship in either federal or state court is an extremely valuable career opportunity available to all students at Rutgers School of Law-Newark. In addition to affording recent law school graduates an chance to polish research and writing skills, a judicial clerkship can provide an excellent introduction to a specific court and practice area and a chance to observe attorneys in the court room who have substantial experience and expertise. Students submit applications for judicial clerkships the fall semester of their third year. However, the judicial clerkship application process begins this Spring. For federal and higher New Jersey state courts (i.e. the Supreme Court and Appellate Division), 2Ls must seek letters of recommendation and give the Office of Career Services a list of judges to whom they intend to apply before the end of the semester. For more information, please plan to attend one of the Judicial Clerkship Information Sessions scheduled on Thursday, March 24th at 5:00pm (Room 25) at 6:00pm (Baker Trial Courtroom) or Monday, March 29th at 5:30pm (Baker Trial Courtroom). If you cannot attend these sessions, feel free to schedule a counseling appointment with a career counselor via Symplicity. Also, be sure to SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday April 13th at 5pm, to hear from a panel of judges and current law clerks as they give insights into judicial clerkships, including information on applying for clerkships, typical clerkship experiences and the benefits that can be gained from clerking.