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A Day in the Life of a Federal Law Clerk

Judicial Extern

Format: Webinar

Online Worldwide Webinar

Dates: 03/22/2017

Time: 12 p.m. EDT - 1 p.m. EDT

Sponsor: ABA Law Student Division and ABA Judicial Division

List Price: FREE

ABA Member Price: FREE

Sponsor Member Price: FREE


Law students and lawyers are encouraged to pursue federal clerkships; however, no one explains exactly what a job or career as a federal law clerk entails.  Expanding on the program “Demystifying the Judicial Clerkship Application Process and Experience,” our panel of federal law clerks and a federal judge share their insights and discuss the day-to-day responsibilities and experiences of a federal law clerk.  Law students and lawyers interested in pursuing a federal clerkship should not miss this rare opportunity to hear candid advice from federal law clerks and a federal judge about:

  • What the day-to-day responsibilities and obligations of a federal law clerk entail
  • What kinds of challenges one might experience as a federal law clerk
  • What skills and benefits one might experience as a federal law clerk
  • How one should develop his or her legal skills to prepare for a federal clerkship
  • What practical information one needs to know about becoming a successful federal law clerk

Jonathan Shirts, University of Idaho College of Law-J.D. Candidate 2018

Michelle Childs, District Judge, United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Deborah Morgan, Career Law Clerk to the Honorable Margaret B. Seymour, Columbia, SC
Ethan Bercot, Term Law Clerk to the Honorable J. Michelle Childs, Columbia, SC
Leslie F. Su, Law Clerk to the Honorable Frank J. Bailey, United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts