Clerkships

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The Law School’s strong commitment to its clerkship program has resulted in an exceptional record on placing students in judicial clerkships. Graduates have served as judicial clerks in every circuit in the country, as well as in foreign courts, courts of international jurisdiction and courts of special jurisdiction.

Fast Facts

Supreme Court Clerkships

No. 4

after Yale, Harvard and Stanford in placing clerks on the U.S. Supreme Court,
2005-20

Judicial Clerkships, 2020 Term

108

clerkships

2

U.S. Supreme Court

40

U.S. Courts of Appeal

58

U.S. district courts and other federal courts

8

state courts

Judicial Clerkships, 2017-19 Terms

255

clerks total

3

U.S. Supreme Court

101

U.S. Courts of Appeal

126

U.S. District Courts and other federal courts

25

state courts

Federal Judicial Clerkships

No. 5

Classes of 2014-19, according to ABA data

 

Clerkships by Term

Year U.S. Supreme Court Federal Courts of Appeal Federal District and Other Federal State Appellate/Other TOTAL
2020 2 40 58 8 108
2019 1 38 50 15 104
2018 2 39 44 6 91
2017 0 24 32 4 60
2016 3 36 44 12 95
2015 4 24 59 10 97
2014 2 35 47 15 99
2013 2 26 45 22 95
2012 2 18 42 23 85
2011 4 32 44 22 102
2010 3 23 35 15 76
2009 4 31 46 4 85
TOTAL 29 366 546 156 1,012
 
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Alumni Make Clerkship Record a Streak

109 Alumni Serving in Courts Nationwide
Michel Van Eersel and Ruth Payne

Contact

Judicial Clerkships / judicialclerkships@law.virginia.edu
(434) 924-7192 / Fax: (434) 924-7594