Seton Hall Law has a strong record of placing students in judicial clerkships at both
the federal and state levels. Judicial clerkships provide invaluable access to all
aspects of the judicial process. The educational value of a judicial clerkship cannot
be overstated, as in addition to the insider's view of the judicial system, most clerkships
provide terrific experience in research, legal analysis and writing. For these reasons
alone, a clerkship is a worthwhile endeavor.
Judicial clerkships can also provide the opportunity to develop better informed career
choices, as well as provide an important credential in the job market. In fact, more and more legal employers
have expressed a strong preference for hiring applicants who have completed a judicial
clerkship. The weight a clerkship carries in the job market is not simply a function
of how competitive it was to obtain, rather the clerkship itself is generally recognized
to be a valuable and unique training experience. Finally, a judicial clerkship can
be a fun and rewarding experience.