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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Boyd Law School Has One of the Highest Rates of State Court Clerkship Placements in 2012

According to The National Law Journal, Boyd School of Law ranked 8th among all 202 law schools in placing the Class of 2012 in state court clerkships. 16.1% of the Class of 2012 obtained state court clerkships. A total of 29 students in the Class of 2012 began their careers in state or federal clerkships, a total of 18% of the class overall. 

Judicial clerkships provide an excellent educational opportunity, including insight into the process of judicial decision-making as well as exposure to the documents, procedures, and function of the litigation process. Clerking provides the opportunity to strengthen graduates’ analytical skills and legal writing abilities. These experiences combine to improve the preparation of the clerk for his or her future legal career.