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U.S. News names Seton Hall Law #1 for Judicial Clerkships

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Seton Hall Law #1 in Judicial Clerkships


From U.S. News & World Report: 
10 Law Schools Whose Grads Get Judicial Clerkships, March 26, 2019

A judicial clerkship involves legal research and writing and is a great job for recent law school graduates. Though a clerkship typically only lasts a year or two, it can catapult young lawyers into prominent positions and become the foundation of a successful career. While becoming a judicial clerk is no easy task, graduates of some law schools are more likely to obtain a clerkship than their peers at other law schools. Here are the 10 schools where graduates are most likely to become clerks, including the percent of those in federal and state or local clerkships. 

Seton Hall University (NJ)

U.S. News law school rank: 59 (tie)

Total 2017 graduates employed in judicial clerkships: 62.4 percent

Percent of those clerks in federal courts: 2 percent

Percent of those clerks in state and local courts: 98 percent

Dean Kathleen M. Boozang shares: “Seton Hall Law’s ranking as #1 in the country for judicial clerkships shows that our graduates are counselled well on the career moves necessary to become outstanding Seton Hall Lawyers. Our success in placing clerks is a testament to judges’ appreciation of the preparation Seton Hall Law graduates have received. We are blessed with an Office of Career Services and faculty who work tirelessly to ensure each graduate lands in the position that will launch them into fulfilling careers. Seton Hall Law lives by its promise of ‘One Student at a Time.’”