Law Clerk Recruitment

The New Jersey Judiciary hires about 480 law school graduates for one-year clerkships each year. Law clerks gain hands-on experience in a court environment with a national reputation for its innovative work. Gain valuable insight into the daily activities of judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, trial litigators and the support personnel of the court system while serving the public. Acquire in-depth knowledge and understanding of the legal process that can only be learned by working with a judge. Applicants will be contacted directly by judges or justices for interviews.

Is a clerkship right for you?

A clerkship means busy days, challenging work, and new relationships that could drive your career forward. Watch our law clerk video series or check out the law clerk quick reference card.

2021-2022 Clerkships:

Clerkships may still be available for the court term Aug. 25, 2021 through Aug. 31, 2022.

2022-2023 Clerkships:

You can apply for 2022-2023 clerkships starting on Monday, June 14, 2021. Justices and judges can contact you, including for interviews, starting on Monday, June 21, 2021.

Law School Administrators:

Your law school career services staff can use the Law School Administrators portal to upload your letters of recommendation.

Submit a Professional Recommendation

Your professional contacts can upload their letters of recommendation directly into the portal.