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Syracuse University College of Law


  • The College of Law strongly encourages students and alumni to consider judicial clerkships because these positions offer a close study of litigation, dispute resolution, and civic engagement. Moreover, many law clerks develop meaningful professional relationships with the judges for whom they clerk.


  • The Judicial Clerkship Program prepares students for the work they will perform as judicial clerks. Students and alumni have secured clerkships at a number of federal and state courts, including the US Court of Appeals, the US District Court, the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and courts of last resort, appellate courts, and trial courts in states throughout the country.


  • Assists students applying for clerkships. Students begin by registering their interest in clerkships on Symplicity. Faculty members also assist students in applying and preparing for clerkships.



  • Judges also visit classes, allowing students to learn directly from them. Many students who are interested in post-graduate clerkships also participate in the College’s Externship Program.
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