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.

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.

Mitchell Diles '17L

Monday, April 10, 2017

Career Paths: Mitchell Diles ’17L

After graduation, Mitch will serve as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Robert J. Humphreys of the Court of Appeals of Virginia.

Aria Allan '12, '16L

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Career Paths: Aria Allan ’16L

Aria Allan '12, '16L grew up in Montgomery, Alabama and attended Washington and Lee University for her undergraduate studies in Spanish and English Literature.

Brooke Weedon '16L

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Career Paths: Brooke Weedon ’16L

Brooke Weedon '16L, from Richmond, Virginia, is a 2013 graduate of the University of Virginia. Brooke is an Executive Editor of the Washington and Lee Law Review and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa.

Paul Judge '16L

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Career Paths: Paul Judge ’16L

Paul Judge '16L went to the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia and commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant out of ROTC.

Stephen Halpin '15L

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Career Paths: Stephen Halpin ’15L

Stephen Halpin '15L, from Rockville, MD, is a graduate of the University of Virginia. For the past year Steve has served as a judicial extern and Editor in Chief of the Washington and Lee Law Review.