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
Clerkships may still be available for the court term Aug. 26, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2020.
You can apply for 2020-2021 clerkships starting on Monday, June 17, 2019. Justices and judges can
contact you, including for interviews, starting on Monday, June 24, 2019.
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.
for 2019-2020 Term
Applicants for 2019-2020 Term
You still can apply for a clerkship for the 2019-2020 term (August 26, 2019 through August 31, 2020) but you must apply directly to chambers rather than through the law clerk portal. Click on Law Clerk Job Posting to see a list of available clerkships.