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How to Research Judicial Clerkships: State and International Resources

Researching State Clerkships

State courts often post clerkship opportunities on their individual websites. The link below lists the official websites of state courts for ease of navigation.

The Vermont Law School Judicial Clerkship Guide is the product of extensive research by the Vermont Law School Career Services Office. They compiled information about the types of jobs available at particular state courts (including salary and hiring schedule), where to apply, what an application typically requires, and other invaluable information for researching state court clerkship opportunities.

NALP's Insight and Inside Information for Select State Court Clerkships supplements the VLS Judicial Clerkship Guide with additional information about state court structures and hiring practices.

International Clerkship Opportunities

The guide below outlines everything MLaw students and graduates need to know to get started applying to short-term positions with a court outside the United States. Within you will find general advice on pursuing a position with foreign and international tribunals, and specific advice for applying to over two dozen court systems.

Michigan Law students who are final-year JDs, LLMs, or recent graduates can apply for the International Court of Justice University Traineeship Program. The International Court of Justice clerkship begins in September each year and lasts for a period of 10 months. The application deadline is typically in early January.

Meet with Your OCP Counselor

If you are considering a state or international clerkship, speak with Greta Trakul, Judicial Clerkship Advisor, for additional guidance.

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