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Career and Professional Development Resources for Law Students: Judicial Clerkships

This guide provides career and professional development resources for UST law students.

Bloomberg Law - Judicial Directory

  • Use Bloomberg's Directory of State and Federal Courts, Judges and Clerks to search the entire directory of the nation’s judges and clerks. Research People Profiles to learn more about a particular Judge, including his or her career history, news, and caseload. 
  • Review Dockets to better understand which cases the Judge has ruled on, along with cases that the Judge is reviewing at the time of your interview. Understanding a Judge’s caseload will provide you with interesting questions to ask during your interview. 


Judicial Clerkships

Understanding the Federal Courts

  • An introduction to the structure and function of federal courts, with sections on the structure and jurisdiction of federal courts, the appointment of judges, etc.

Judicial Clerkships: A Bibliography

  • By Mary Dunnewold, Beth Honetschlager, & Brenda Tofte
  • Published in Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD, Fall 2011/Vol. 8

Rat Race: Insider Advice on Landing Judicial Clerkships

  • By Ruggero J. Aldisert, Ryan C. Kirkpatrick, & James R. Stevens III
  • Available through SSRN

Judicial Clerkships Resources: About the Courts & Handbooks

UST School of Law Office of Career & Professional Development

Office of Career & Professional Development
Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: (651) 962-4860
Fax: (651) 962-4861

University of St. Thomas
School of Law, MSL 124
1000 LaSalle Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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Minneapolis, MN 55403


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