Each year, the firm hires several law students as full-time summer clerks. The firm’s clerkship program offers law clerks a wide-ranging and realistic view of the firm’s practice as well as valuable legal experience. Clerks often work on assignments that would otherwise go to junior attorneys. The assignments provide broad exposure to the firm’s practice areas and the opportunity to work with many of the firm’s attorneys. We also strive to engage clerks in our practice by involving them in client meetings and hearings. During the summer, the firm organizes various social events with the attorneys and firm staff.
The deadline for applications is September 3 for clerkships the following summer. We typically make hiring decisions in late October or early November. We do not hire first-year students for the clerkship.
The firm also hires second- and third-year law students as part-time law clerks during the academic year. Spring and fall clerks work a minimum of 15 hours per week. Applications are considered on a rolling basis for work during the spring and fall semesters.
Many of the attorneys in our fellowship program were law clerks at the firm during law school. Having worked at the firm as a law clerk is helpful for prospective fellows, as it allows us to get to know the applicant and his or her legal skills. Nevertheless, a clerkship is neither a prerequisite for, nor a guarantee of, a fellowship offer after graduation.