Resources for Judicial Clerks

It’s summer, and many law students are clerking, interning, or externing for judges. To help you succeed this summer, I’ve compiled a short list of resources for students clerking or externing for judges.

  • Handbook for federal judicial clerks.  The Federal Judicial Center has prepared a handbook for law clerks to federal judges. It can be found here:

Books about judicial opinion writing. There are a number of books on the subject. Some helpful ones include:

    • The Honorable Ruggero J. Aldisert, Opinion Writing (2d edition 2009).
    • Mary Dunnewold, et al, Judicial Clerkships, A Practical Guide (2010).
    • Joyce George, The Judicial Opinion Writing Handbook
  • A bibliography of sources about judicial clerkships.  The following law review article compiles a useful bibliography of resources about finding judicial clerkships and being an effective judicial clerk. Mary Dunnewold, Beth Honetschlager, Brenda Tofte, Judicial Clerkships: A Bibliography, 8 Legal Comm. & Rhetoric: JALWD 239 (Fall 2011).

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