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Judicial Clerkship Information for UT Law Alumni

Yes, we can still help you find a judicial clerkship! The good news is that law school graduates are not subject to the Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan, so you may apply for a clerkship at any time. And, some judges specifically want clerks who have previous legal work experience. You will need letters of recommendation from both law school professors and legal employers, so think about who you could ask to write these.

Why Clerk?
Types of Clerkships Available
General Qualifications
Application Process
Researching Courts and Judges

The Judicial Clerkship Program will assist you in preparing your best application and in finding open positions. While you can send applications on your own, you will find that there are many advantages to participating in the Judicial Clerkship Program.

To get started, you should register on OSCAR (Online System for Clerkship Application and Review), the federal clerkship application portal, and read the UT Law Judicial Clerkship Blog

To enroll in the UT Law Judicial Clerkship program, please email our Clerkship Administrator at clerk-admin@law.utexas.edu. If you have questions, contact Remi Ratliff, Director of Judicial Programs, at rratliff@law.utexas.edu.