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).