Judicial Clerkships, Class of 2011

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 2011 were awarded clerkships with judges in the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Circuits; with U.S. District Judges in California and Missouri; with a state Supreme Court Justice in Mississippi; and with judges in 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 

Clerkships by Court

Location (all court types) 2012 2011 2010
Arkansas 1    
Arizona   1  
California 1 1 1
Colorado   1 1
Connecticut 2  
Delaware     1
Florida   1  
Illinois 1 1 3
Indiana      
Iowa 1    
Kentucky     1
Louisiana   2 1
Hawaii   1*  
Maryland 1    
Massachusetts 1 1  
Mississippi   1  
Missouri 3** 6 3
New Jersey 1    
New York      
North Carolina   1  
Ohio 3 1 1
Oregon 1    
Tennessee      
Washington      
Washington, D.C.    
Total 16 18 12

* Indicates part time or short term clerkship.

** Law School Funded-1.

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: