Note: This is not for CLE. Live webinars are free and open to the public. The recorded program and materials are exclusively for ABA members.
The Career Choice Series is designed to help you choose your career path. Whether you’re a law student, young lawyer, or transitioning attorney, find out what it’s like to work in various practice areas and the best way to position yourself to get there.
Clerking for a judge (whether state or federal) right after law school is a coveted position for many reasons: (1) It gives you a birds-eye view of how judges’ decisions are made which can inform your knowledge of the law moving forward; (2) You can watch great lawyers at work (or not so great ones and learn from them); (3) You will be exposed to various practice areas; (4) You’ll improve your writing skills; and (5) You’ll have a mentor for life. In short, a judicial clerkship bridges the gap between law school and practicing in private practice or the government.