Value of Federal Law Clerk Experience

A judicial clerkship provides direct insight into the judicial process and is a valuable and enriching experience. A law clerk gains practical experience by attending judicial proceedings, performing legal research, and providing other assistance to the judge. Law clerks also are exposed to the methods and customs of practitioners, and learn the level of professional behavior expected of lawyers. Many former law clerks find that the prestige and experience associated with service as a federal judicial law clerk broadens their future employment opportunities.