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Breaking Down Barriers to Judicial Clerkships – 5 Questions Asked & Answered

October 15, 2020ABA's Before the Bar Blog

The choices you make as you leave your life as a student and transition to the practice of law can be some of the most important decisions of your professional career. Clerking for a judge, either right after law school or following a period of practice, can be a valuable experience that creates enormous opportunities for professional development and to advance your career in the profession.

But for many, deciding whether or not to apply for a judicial clerkship comes with many questions: what does a clerk do? How do you become one? Why do people take time away from their practice (and, usually, a pay cut) to clerk for a judge?

In this article, as well as in our podcast, “Judicial Clerkships: Perspectives on Value, Experience and Diversity,” we aim to provide a range of perspectives on five critical questions to assist those who may be asking whether a clerkship is the right path for them.

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