Judicial Clerkships

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 and Judicial Clerkships by calling (530) 752-6574 or sending an email to careerservices@law.ucdavis.edu.

Judicial Externships differ in that they are positions for current law students.

Clerkship Placements

A sampling of federal and state court judges who have hired UC Davis School of Law students and alumni for post-graduate clerkships in the last several years.

Specialty Court Panel Discussions and Interviews with Judges

There are several specialty court clerk panel discussions and interviews with specialty court judges available for viewing:

Application Assistance

Federal Courts

State Courts

Federal Administrative Courts

International Tribunals & Foreign Courts

Alumni Judges & Alumni Clerks

Diversity Program

Additional Information