The Interim Clerkship Program provides support to our newest graduates/fellow alumni. Through this program, we match alumni employers with new graduates who are awaiting the July Bar Exam results before securing their first professional positions.
Benefits for our Recent Graduates
Southwestern has always been known as the 'lawyer's law school' with a strong emphasis on providing practical lawyering skills - graduating students who hit the ground running. By offering these graduates a short-term clerkship after the Bar Exam, they have the opportunity to earn essential financial and professional support. This is one of the nicest ways you can make a difference in the life of a new fellow Southwestern alumnus. You and your firm will benefit as well - click here to read an account Cindy Johnson '00, as she shares her experience with a team from Southwestern.
Benefits for our Alumni Employers
Whether you decide to pay law clerks by the hour or by a weekly or monthly salary, hiring a recent graduate to assist with your practice can be extremely cost effective. Law clerk salaries for small to medium-sized firms range from $15 to $25 per hour You may also wish to offer a stipend for the full term of work. And, as you know, law clerks can brought on to perform research, draft preliminary versions of pleadings, draft or review contract provisions, assist in the discovery or due diligence process, communicate with clients, or assist with trial preparation, enabling you to focus your time more efficiently to benefit you and your clients.
Please take a moment and let us know if you are interested in participating in the program by completing the response form below, indicating your interest in hiring one or more law clerks any time from now until the end of the year. It is truly a win-win situation for all: You will be getting a trained and eager Southwestern graduate who will be an asset to your office, while in turn, they will equally benefit from the experience of working with you and your clients.
Submit a Clerkship Position NOW!
Download the response form and return it to Career Services at the address below.
Interim Clerkship Program Response Form (PDF)
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Los Angeles, CA 90010-1106
Phone: (213) 738-6794
Fax: (213) 480-9116