Judicial Clerkships, Class of 2010

The Career Services Office works closely with Washington University law students and recent graduates to guide them through the highly competitive clerkship application process. Members of the Class of 2010 were awarded clerkships with judges in the Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits; with U.S. District Court judges in California, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, and Virginia; with a state Supreme Court Justice in Wisconsin; and with judges on a number of other federal and state courts. Judicial clerkships are often among the most prestigious and competitive employment opportunities available to recent law graduates. In general, clerkships are regarded as extremely beneficial professional experiences, regardless of one’s ultimate career plans.

Related: Where Our Graduates Go | Employment Data for Recent Graduates 

Location (all court types) 2011 2010 2009
Arkansas     1
Arizona 1    
California 1 1 1
Colorado 1* 1* 1
Delaware   1  
Florida 1    
Hawaii 1*    
Illinois 1 3 2
Indiana     2
Kentucky   1*  
Louisiana 2 1*  
Massachusetts 1   1
Mississippi 1    
Missouri 6 3  
New York     1
North Carolina 1    
Ohio 1 1  
Tennessee     1
Washington     1
Washington, D.C. 1   1
Total 18 12 12

* Indicates part time or short term clerkship.

In addition to current students, a number of alumni secure clerkships after graduation. For details on recent placements, including alumni placements, view the news releases for: