Judicial Clerkships, Class of 2012

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 2012 were awarded clerkships with judges in the Sixth and Eighth Circuits; with U.S. District Judges in California, Massachusetts, and Missouri; 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 

Clerkships by Court

(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
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    
Washington, D.C.   1  
Total 16 18 12

* 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: