A judicial clerkship, whether at the state or federal level, is one of the best ways to begin your legal career. Clerkships provide the opportunity to participate in the inner workings of a court, refine your research and writing skills, connect with a multitude of attorneys and judges, and play a role in shaping legal precedent in your jurisdiction. To learn more about judicial clerkships and how to apply to them, read our Judicial Clerkships Handbook and speak with your OCSE adviser.
These additional resources may also be helpful to you as consider whether to pursue a judicial clerkship:
- OSCAR, the Online System for Clerkship Application and Review
- List of Cleveland-Marshall Law faculty who have been judicial clerks
- The Federal Judiciary: This website gives general information about the U.S. Courts, publications, directories, news and information with links to various courts throughout the U.S. and includes the Federal Law Clerk Information System. Search for vacancy and you will find various listings of vacancies in the federal court system.
- Federal Judicial Center: The Federal Judicial Center is the research agency for the federal courts. This website provides biographical information on all past and present federal judges, court histories, and links to other legal resources.
- The Guide to State Judicial Clerkships, updated annually, is a comprehensive guide to the procedures for applying for state court judicial clerkships at all levels in all 50 states and some U.S. territories. (password required; current students can access log-in credentials in CareerConnect Resource Library)
- Insight and Inside Information for Select State Court Clerkships, compiled by the State Court Work Group of NALP, is a useful companion to The Guide to State Judicial Clerkships. (C-M Law CareerConnect log-in required)
- Applying to Clerkships with Federal Administrative Law Judges (C-M Law CareerConnect log-in required)
- C-M Law Library Research Guide: Lawyers & Judges - Directory Information & Bios
- List of judges who have hired C-M Law alumni as Judicial Clerks (C-M Law CareerConnect log-in required)