Today's Wall Street Journal Law Blog reports on a new website that offers practical advice to law students looking for judicial clerkships.
The site, http://www.soyouwanttobealawclerk.com/, was started this past February by Ellen Carey, a 32-year-old clerking veteran. In an interview with the Law Blog, she talks about what led her to create the website and gives some details about the clerkship application process. The website's menu has links to the Application Process (with practical tips about the best time to apply, letters of recommendation, writing samples. cover letters and resumes); the Interview; Job Hunt Strategies; On-The-Job Advice; and FAQs. There is also a fairly extensive list of Clerkship Vacancies from around the country with links to useful resources like the Clerkship Notification Blog, the US Courts Job Vacancies Page and the Federal Law Clerk Information System web page.
Brooklyn Law School offers a variety of resources and assistance to students interested in applying for post-graduate judicial clerkships. For the current version of the Clerkship Manual and other information about applying for clerkships, BLS students can consult the Judicial Clerkship page on the Career Center webpage http://www.brooklaw.edu/career/studclerkships.
Source: WSJ Law Blog, SoYouWantToBeALawClerk? A New Web Site Claims to Lead the Way by Dan Slater, March 28, 2008