Judicial Clerkship Links and Resources

Finding a Judicial Clerkship

Do your research. . .

A large part of the clerkship application process is a research project. This is your place to start – with essential printed resources and updated links to judicial clerkship listings as well as federal and state court sites.

Key Web Links

Selected Printed Resources

  • Behind the Bench: The Guide to Judicial Clerkships, 2nd edition [Click here]*
  • NALP Information on Judicial Clerkships (See also Insight and Inside Information for Select State Court Clerkships) (available online)
  • Guide to State Judicial Clerkships. Vermont Law School (overview of state courts) (also available online)
  • Almanac of the Federal Judiciary. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Aspen Law and Business: Volumes 1 and 2 (background on the judges including lawyers' comments) (also available online)
  • Judicial Yellow Book: Who’s Who in Federal and State Courts. Washington, D.C.: Leadership Directories, Inc.. (daily updates available online at www.leadershipdirectories.com in its The Leadership Library® on Internet)
  • Federal-State Court Directory (formerly WANT Publishing Co.) (available online at Leadership Directories)

DMS Judicial Clerkship Resources

  • Specialized Books, Articles, and Presentations [Click here]


*See Behind the Bench (newly revised 2d edition available now!) for a detailed description of the best resources as well as the most comprehensive list in existence – and instructions on how to use them most efficiently to prepare your judicial clerkship application and successfully obtain a law clerk position!

** See newly updated information on databases useful for clerkships on LEXIS ® and WESTLAW ® , including sample searches, in the NEW 2d edition (2017) of Behind the Bench!

Come participate in our judicial clerkship discussion forums for more special strategies and advice! [Click here]

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