Tag Archive: clerkships


Should you clerk after law school? (…Also, what is clerking?)

One of the aspects of a career in law that I find both appealing and frustrating is that the finish line is constantly moving. For example, when you first start thinking about becoming a lawyer, your goal is to get a good LSAT score and get into a good school. Then, the goal becomes to perform well in school, which can include a host of non-academic activities, such as journals and moot court.

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Judicial Clerkships: The What, The Why, And The How

A clerkship is a great opportunity for a lot of writing experience, training, and connections. Most clerks go on to work in litigation, whether in private practice or in government. However, it’s not wholly unusual for corporate or transactional attorneys to clerk, especially if that means clerking for a Delaware chancellor.

If you at all think you’d like to clerk, set up an appointment with your law school’s clerkship office and soak up as much info as you can about the application process. Your clerkship office will be your best resource.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.26.15

A) 9 tips for applying to law school as an underrepresented minority. US News & World Report

B) Strong writers have no excuse for picking a weak law school personal statement topic. jdMission

C) One law student applied for a clerkship in a federal court that doesn’t exist, and the internet put her on blast. Oopsie. Above the Law

D) Russia wants to build a highway from London to New York. Yes, a highway. This song seems appropriate. CNN

E) R.I.P. Kim Kardashian… ‘s platinum blonde hair. Entertainment Tonight

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Want to be a Lawyer? Find out What Lawyers Actually Do

Hello my friends, it has been a while. I’m finally done with my first summer of pretending to be a lawyer, which means exactly two things: 1) I have time to blog again and 2) I can now definitively say that being in law school is not very similar to actually being a part of the legal world. Also I drank a lot of coffee. But that wasn’t really anything new.

This weeks post is, therefore, born of a combination of the first two things. Because I’m now convinced, more than ever, that there is one essential task that every single LSAT student should undertake before they fill out their applications:

Figure out what a lawyer does.