Judicial Clerkships – Research for your Cover Letters

If you plan to apply for a federal judicial clerkship, then start (or continue) your research with the Almanac of the Federal Judiciary.

The Almanac provides comprehensive biographical information on currently serving federal judges, including U.S. Supreme Court justices, circuit court judges, federal district court judges, federal magistrates, and bankruptcy court judges. Profiles include information on judges’ noteworthy rulings, summaries of media coverage, and listings of publications.

Most exciting, the Almanac provides inside information based on candid interviews with lawyers who have argued cases before the federal judiciary. Knowing a judge’s disposition may prove valuable in interviews!  Access the Almanac in Westlaw (AFJ), or in CCH IntelliConnect (quick registration required).

For a complete directory of federal & state judges, check out the Judicial Yellow Book.

For help with your clerkship (or any other) research, email, call, chat, text or come by the library: http://asklib.law.harvard.edu/

And to prepare for your interviews, read up on the life of the clerk:

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