Even the most diligent clerkship applicant – one who has scoured every on-line resource available – will eventually be faced with the very real fact that there’s some hiring information which is only available directly from the judge’s chambers. This realization often stirs up more than a bit of fear and anxiety in even the most intrepid clerkship seeker. “You want me to call…the judge? And ask questions? …do I have to?”

You can do it, and your preparation is crucial. Just like an interview or a presentation in class, a little bit (or a lot) of preparation will help smooth out the bumps and assure that you’ll be able to put your best foot forward. Check below for your step-by-step plan to prepare yourself for success:


Questions? Give Liz Peck, Assistant Dean for Judicial Engagement, a call (607-255-9057). No script required!