Federal District Court Clerkships for Rising 3Ls

Share the Wealth Judicial Clerkship Program Federal District Court Clerkship Interview Opportunities (2019–2020 Term)

This is a special opportunity to be considered for six federal district court clerkships – and one magistrate court clerkship – in one interview.

Judge Jackson and several of his colleagues feel that it is important to encourage more minorities to compete for federal judicial clerkships. These judges accept and consider law clerk applicants of all backgrounds, and this opportunity is merely an effort in addition to, not in lieu of, traditional application channels.

Rising 3Ls, as well as law school graduates, interested in federal clerkships should apply. Unfortunately, rising 2Ls are not allowed to apply for 2019-2020 term clerkships.

Six federal judges will be conducting a round of interviews in connection with Just the Beginning–A Pipeline Organization’s Share the Wealth Judicial Law Clerk Program. Twelve students will be selected to interview; you may not attend unless you are specifically invited to do so. The interview will occur in Alexandria, Virginia on Saturday, August 25, 2018. The selected students will be notified of the exact location of the interview and their time slot.

The following six federal district judges will be participating in the 2018 law clerk interview session: Judge Raymond Jackson (EDVA.); Judge Linda Parker (EDMI); Judge Benita Pearson (NDOH), Judge Margaret Seymour (DSC); Judge Ivan Lemelle (EDLA); Judge Tanya Pratt (SDIN). Additionally, United States Magistrate Judge Ivan Davis (EDVA) will also be participating.

Please note that most clerkships are for one-year terms starting in 2019.

You must submit a separate application package via OSCAR to each judge whom you would like to consider your application. Click here for further clarification on application deadlines and submission guidelines for specific judges. The panel will only interview candidates who will agree to be considered for a clerkship by at least three of the four participating judges. The application deadline is July 21, 2018.

By Elise Logemann
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