Preparing to Be a Law Clerk/First Year Associate

Credit Hours: 2-3

This course is designed to prepare students for the rigors associated with being a law clerk for a state court trial or appellate judge. It also will have application in your practice as an associate at a law firm. Starting with the interview process for clerkship jobs, resume writing and interviewing, and the role of the law clerk, all the way to the nuts and bolts for preparing motions, bench briefs and presenting cases to judges and partners, this course will address matters associated with the highly competitive world of being a law clerk. There will be several writing components to this course and it is suggested, although not required, that students have taken Evidence before enrolling. This course is graded “CR.”