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 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 [Click here]*
  • NALP State Judicial Clerkship Directory, available in print and online through LEXIS ® (detailed information on listing judges' hiring criteria and practices) -- UPDATE: no longer published (and archived database has been removed from LEXIS)!**
  • 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2 (background on the judges including lawyers' comments); also available online through WESTLAW ® -- UPDATE: WESTLAW no longer current (only archived information through 2002)!**
  • 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 and CD-ROM)
  • Want’s Federal-State Court Directory. WANT Publishing Co. (available online through www.courts.com)

DMS Judicial Clerkship Resources

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


*See Judicial Clerkship Book 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 note regarding the recent removal of clerkship resources on LEXIS ® and WESTLAW ® , in updates section of homepage.

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