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. 5

after Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Chicago in placing clerks on the U.S. Supreme Court,
2005-21

Judicial Clerkships, 2020 Term

109

clerkships

2

U.S. Supreme Court

40

U.S. Courts of Appeal

59

U.S. district courts and other federal courts

8

state courts

Judicial Clerkships, 2018-20 Terms

305

clerkships total

5

U.S. Supreme Court

118

U.S. Courts of Appeal

153

U.S. District Courts and other federal courts

29

state courts

Federal Judicial Clerkships

No. 4

Classes of 2018-20, 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
2021 1 40 58 13 112
2020 2 40 59 8 109
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 30 406 604 169 1,124
 
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Where Grads Clerk

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Supreme Court columns

112 Alumni To Clerk in 2021, Setting a School Record

Number of Clerks Hits Milestone for Third Straight Year
Michel Van Eersel and Ruth Payne

Contact

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