A Judicial Clerkship is a postgraduate position that provides direct insight into the judicial process and is a valuable and enriching experience. A Law Clerk gains practical experience by attending judicial proceedings, performing legal research, and providing other assistance to the judge. Law Clerks also are exposed to the methods and customs of practitioners, and learn the level of professional behavior expected of lawyers. Many former Law Clerks find that the prestige and experience associated with service in chambers and courts broadens their future employment opportunities.
If you are interested in applying to Judicial Clerkships, please schedule an appointment with Natalie Butcher, Associate Director of Career Services by calling (530) 752-6574.
Judicial Externships differ in that they are positions for current law students.
Judicial Clerkship Guide (last updated 2013.11.19)
PowerPoint Presentation - The Application Process (last updated 2013.11.19)
Mail Merge and Adobe PDF Conversion Instructions (last updated 2013.03.25)
Federal Judges - Names & Addresses (last updated 2013.03.05)
State Judges - Names & Addresses (last updated 2011.06.14)
Student Travel Instructions (last updated 2013.03.25)
The Guide to State Judicial Clerkships (contact the Career Services Office at (530) 752-6574 for login; by: Vermont Law School)
Federal Administrative Courts
Federal ALJ Post Graduate Clerkships (by: NALP)
Government Honors & Internship Handbook (contact the Career Services Office at (530) 752-6574 for login)
Department of Housing & Urban Development (Office of ALJ; Office of Appeals)
US DOJ (hires through the DOJ Honors Program: Drug Enforcement Administration; Executive Office for Immigration Review; other participating components with clerkship positions vary each year)
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (Atomic Safety and Licensing Board)
International Tribunals & Foreign Courts
Opportunities with International Tribunals and Foreign Courts (by: Yale Law School)
Alumni Judges & Alumni Clerks
The Path to the Federal Bench (by: The American Constitution Society)