Judicial Clerkship Program

The Judicial Clerkship Program is a joint effort of the ABA Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline and the ABA Judicial Division with the generous support of LexisNexis®. The Program is held for three days in various sessions and brings together up to 100 minority law students from around the country with judges and former law clerks. The group participates in panel discussions, a research and writing exercise, and informal social events. These activities are designed to introduce and reinforce to the students the reasons and values of pursuing a judicial clerkship.  Numerous students have obtained clerkships and internships as a result of their participation.

15th Anniversary Coverage: Judges “serve” as a U.S. Supreme Court justice, students “work” as clerks

Judges and 53 minority law students have come together in Houston for the 15th annual Judicial Clerkship Program. Read about the program and watch the event highlights video below.

History of the Judicial Clerkship Program 

Participate in the Program

Find out how law schools, judges, and others interested can participate in or support the JCP.

Other ABA Clerkship Collaborations

The ABA Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity Judicial Clerkship program works in collaboration with the other clerkship programs: 

Diversity Clerkship Program, ABA Section of Business Law

Judicial Intern Opportunity Program, ABA Section of Litigation


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