J.D. Alumni Resources
In addition to using the resources below, alumni may want to set up an individual appointment with one of our alumni advisors. If you are a member of the Class of 2020, please schedule an appointment with Marcia Pennington Shannon; for those recent JD graduates (1-3 years out of law school), please schedule an appointment with Robyn Rucker; for those JD graduates more than 3 years out of law school, please contact Marilyn Tucker, Director of Alumni Career Services; and for LL.M. graduates, please schedule an appointment with the Office of Graduate Careers. Any of these advisors are happy to discuss your career concerns – – such as, but not limited to – – Career Path Exploration, Job Search Strategies, Networking Skills, Application Materials, Exploring Job Search Resources, and Interview Preparation.
Job Search Toolbox
Resources for job seekers
Alternative Careers Resources
Resources for those who want to consider alternative careers
Judicial clerkships, as you know, are typically one or two year salaried, post JD positions with federal, state, local or administrative law judges. Clerkships can provide valuable experiences even for alumni who have already spent time practicing law -- and an increasing number of judges now prefer candidates who have some practice experience. Moreover, a judicial clerkship provides high quality research and writing experience, an opportunity to gain invaluable knowledge of court or administrative agency procedures and a chance to develop a lifelong mentoring relationships with a judge.
For additional information on clerkships, interested alumni should check the clerkship website and resources using the below web address.
Moreover, alumni may want to reach out to Michele Hoff, Director for Judicial Clerkships at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 202-662-9612.