Judicial Clerkships

Clerking for a judge after graduation from law school is one of the most sought-after experiences for a new lawyer. Students with an interest in litigation find a clerkship invaluable for the insight it provides into what good, and bad, lawyering looks like to a judge.

W&L Law is a perennial top-25 law school in federal clerkship placement and also sends a signifcant percentage of students into state clerkships. The students featured below describe their clerkships, what they will be doing, and how their experiences at W&L prepared them for this unique challenge.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Career Paths: Kelly Cunningham ’19L

After graduation, Cunningham will be clerking for Judge Hugh Lawson at the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Career Paths: Stefani Evans ’19L

After graduation, Evans will clerk for Judge Steven S. Smith on the Thirty-First Judicial Circuit Court of Virginia.

Kate Murphy '20L

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

A View of the Court

Kate Murphy '20L spent her summer on both sides of the bench, working for the Supreme Court of Virginia and the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Fio Herrera '18L

Friday, April 27, 2018

Career Paths: Fiorella Herrera ’18L

After graduation, Fiorella will work for the York, Pennsylvania Immigration Court as part of the Department of Justice Honors Program.   

Jess Winn '17L

Monday, April 10, 2017

Career Paths: Jess Winn ’17L

Following graduation, Jess will be clerking for U.S. District Judge Rosanna Peterson in the Eastern District of Washington.