About the Judicial Clerkship Program
The Judicial Clerkship Program (JCP) introduces diverse law students from around the country to judges and law clerks. The program informs and educates the students as to the life-long benefits of a judicial clerkship. The program also encourages judges to consider students of color that they otherwise may not have considered for a judicial clerkship. This three-day program allows the law students to explore legal issues, perform legal research, prepare legal memoranda or briefs and defend their positions to their colleagues and the judges and Pipeline members. We have found that law students who otherwise might not consider a judicial clerkship and judges, who may not ordinarily recruit clerks from certain schools, modify their views and expectations. Law students interact with the members of the legal profession in structured and informal settings.
The JCP is a joint effort of the ABA Council for Diversity in the Educational Pipeline, the ABA Judicial Division with the generous in-kind support from LexisNexis®