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

Kelly Cunningham is originally from Newnan, Georgia. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 2016. At Washington and Lee, she served as a Kirgis Fellow, research assistant, and a member of the Washington and Lee Law Review. Outside of school, Kelly enjoys yoga, skiing, and playing with her dog, Athena. Where will you be […]

Monday, April 22, 2019

Career Paths: Benton Morton ’19L

Benton Morton, ‘19L, is a native of Wilmington, North Carolina. He graduated from North Carolina State University in 2014 with a degree in History where he was a member of the sailing team. At Washington and Lee, Benton is a Lead Articles Editor for the German Law Journal, a Burks Scholar, and the President of the Tax Law Society. After graduation […]

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Career Paths: Stefani Evans ’19L

Stefani Evans was born in Kingston, Jamaica and graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a B.A. in International Relations and Spanish. After graduation, she worked for Wells Fargo Bank in the Greater Philadelphia area. While at W&L, she represented inmates seeking parole through the Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse Clinic (VC3). She actively participated in W&L […]

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Judicial Clerkships a Top Destination for W&L Law Graduates

One of the best ways to launch a legal career is through a judicial clerkship. These sought-after post-graduate positions give students the chance to burnish the legal research and writing skills they developed in law school by drafting memos and legal opinions for their judges. Clerks also get a close up view of the judicial […]

Monday, April 08, 2019

W&L Law Releases 2018 Graduate Employment Report

Washington and Lee University School of Law has released a report on employment rates for its class of 2018. Data from the Office of Career Strategy (OCS) show another year of strong performance in employment. The report measures employment 10 months after graduation. According to the report, 87.6% of the class of 2018 secured a […]

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

A View of the Court

Kate Murphy is a second year law student from Richmond, Virginia. She graduated in 2016 from the University of Virginia with a degree in History and Government. She spent a year between undergrad and law school working as a paralegal at the Department of Justice in Washington DC. At W&L Law, she is Co-President of […]

Friday, April 27, 2018

Career Paths: Fiorella Herrera ’18L

Fiorella Herrera ‘18L, was born in Lima, Peru. Her family immigrated to Boca Raton, Florida, when she was nine years old. She graduated from Amherst College in Massachusetts with degrees in Political Science and French. After graduation, she worked at the City Bar Justice Center in New York City assisting seniors, the homeless population, and […]

Monday, April 23, 2018

Career Paths: Peter Askin ’18L

Peter Askin was born in Richmond, VA, and graduated from Davidson College with a B.A. in Political Science. Before law school, he worked for a real estate company in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Outside of law school, Peter enjoys playing saxophone at Haywood’s restaurant in Lexington. Who will you be clerking for, and what will your […]

Friday, April 13, 2018

Strong JAG Placement, 10 Month Employment Highlight W&L Law Graduate Report

Washington and Lee University School of Law has released a report on employment rates for its class of 2017. Data from the Office of Career Strategy (OCS) show another year of strong performance in employment. The report measures employment 10 months after graduation. According to the report, 83.8 percent of the class of 2017 has […]

Monday, April 10, 2017

Career Paths: Jess Winn ’17L

Jessica Winn is originally from Newberg, Oregon and studied Political Science at Carnegie Mellon University. At Washington and Lee, she is involved in Law Review, German Law Journal, Law Ambassadors, WLSO, ACS, and PILSA. With her law degree, she hopes to make our legal systems more accessible and transparent by means of practice or policy. […]