Judicial Clerkships

Judicial Clerkship Programs

Resources for Judicial Visits

Below are a collection of materials designed by the Office of Judicial Engagement and Professional Development to help guide student groups through the process of inviting and hosting a judge at Cornell Law. Please consult these resources as you begin the planning process for your event, and as the resources indicate, please contact Assistant Dean Elizabeth Peck at the very beginning of your planning process.

Guidelines for Student Groups Bringing Judges to Cornell Law

Judicial Visit Planning Checklist

Sample Itinerary


Past Programs

Each year the Office of Judicial Engagement and Professional Development presents a rich selection of live programming to help inform clerkship seekers and to better expose the Cornell Law community to the judicial system and the work of federal and state judges from across the country.  Please email law.clerkships@cornell.edu, if you'd like us to email you links to any of the below recordings.

February 19, 2018 - Clerkship Tips from the Pros, an inside look at landing clerkships and succeeding in chambers. This program featured Judge Peter W. Hall, JD '77, and Cornell Law faculty members Michael C. Dorf, Maggie Gardner, and Jed Stiglitz.

February 8, 2018 - The Nuts and Bolts of Judicial Clerkships, a program on the clerkship application process. Featuring Assistant Dean Peck and Cornell Law alumni Michael Hodess, JD '17 and Jennifer Stepp Breen, JD '15.

February 17, 2017 - Why You Should Clerk on a State Court of Last Resort with Associate Justice Andrew McDonald, AB '88, Connecticut Supreme Court.

October 31, 2016 - The Appellate Process with 2016 Cornell Law Distinguished Jurist in Residence, Chief Judge Diane Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

October 24, 2016 - Cornell Law Alumni Talk on Judicial Clerkships with Candice Andalia, JD '11, Minsuk Han, JD '14, and Brett Mull, JD '15.

September 21, 2016 - U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Clerkship Panel with Chief Judge Robert Katzmann and Judges Richard Wesley, JD '74 and Peter Hall, JD '77, and with Second Circuit Director of Legal Affairs Sally Pritchard.

April 12, 2016 - Faculty Clerkship Stories with Cornell Law Professors Zachary Clopton, Oscar Liivak, and Estelle McKee.

November 6, 2015 - Alumni Judge Panel: Insights for Clerks-To-Be with Judge Debra A. James, JD '78, Justice Anne M. Patterson, JD '82, Judge Amy J. St. Eve, JD '90, Judge Shira A. Scheindlin, JD '75, and Judge Richard C. Wesley, JD '74.