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Judicial Clerkships

The successful careers of our graduates often begin with judicial internships, clerkships, and externships. 

A judicial clerkship provides an invaluable experience, reference, and résumé highlight.  Judicial clerkships are prestigious positions that prepare the new graduate for maximum success and flexibility in law practice while enjoying a close working relationship with a valuable mentor.  Recognized by the bar, bench, and the legal community as an unparalleled experience, clerkships at all levels are an opportunity available to Tulane students from a broad range of backgrounds, interests, and accomplishments.

New Orleans is a particularly advantageous location in light of the number of state and federal courts located within a few miles of the Law School, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, federal district and magistrate courts, and the full range of state trial and appellate courts, as well as the Louisiana Supreme Court.  Throughout their law school careers, students are afforded the opportunity to complete judicial internships and externships with local judges and with judges throughout the country during the summers.  Our graduates are also successful at obtaining prestigious one- and two-year judicial clerkships that start immediately after graduation.