Career Services

Judicial Clerkships

New York University School of Law has a very successful judicial clerkship program. Each year more than 130 NYU School of Law graduates work as judicial clerks. Some graduates obtain clerkships during their 3L year and, in keeping with recent hiring preferences of judges, some obtain clerkships after working for a year or more. Last academic year we had one of our most successful judicial clerkship seasons ever. Between September 1, 2010 and August 31, 2011, over 140 students and alumni secured clerkships, 42 of which were on the federal Courts of Appeals.

During the fall 2010 term, 46 NYU alumni clerked on the federal courts of appeals, including seven on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and 10 on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In addition, three of the 10 clerks on the Delaware Court of Chancery, the nation’s preeminent forum for resolving business disputes, were NYU graduates. NYU graduates have also clerked at the United States Supreme Court and at the International Court of Justice in the Hague.

Judicial Clerkship Office

245 Sullivan Street, Suite 430
New York, NY 10012-1301
(212) 998-6090 (phone)
(212) 995-4076 (fax)

Full-time Administrators
Michelle Cherande '97,
Jim Nesbitt,
Assistant Director





Clerkship Application Process












To assist students and alumni with the application process, the Judicial Clerkship Office (JCO) publishes a Judicial Clerkship Handbook which throughly details the value of a clerkship, where to clerk, how to apply, when to apply, etc. (see table of contents). In addition, the JCO publishes an Appendix to the Handbook which lists all past, current, and future NYU clerks of active judges, along with the contact information for the clerks. Most importantly, the JCO offers individualized counseling with the dedicated clerkship career counselor, Michelle Cherande '97.

To access the Judicial Clerkship Handbook and Appendices, as well as other valuable resources, log into your Career Services Manager (CSM) account and click the "Clerkships" top link. You must complete the registration form before you can access the materials. If you do not have a CSM account, you can register for an account on the student/alum login page.