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ABA Judicial Clerkship Program

Wednesday, 12 February, 2020

The Offices of Career Services and Inclusion and Diversity Education are sending two SLU Law students to the ABA Judicial Clerkship Program.

In recent years, many areas of the legal profession have made pursuing diversity a priority objective. In judges’ chambers, however, diversity among judicial clerks remains disproportionately low. This realization is troubling, particularly for the American Bar Association (ABA) because it is a glaring contradiction to the ABA’s Goal III Eliminate Bias and Enhance Diversity: promote full and equal participation in the association, our profession, and the justice system of all persons. Eliminate bias in the legal profession and the Justice System. To address this problem, the ABA launched the Judicial Clerkship Program ( JCP) in February 2001. The ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession and the ABA Judicial Division developed JCP to provide practical steps to improve diversity among judicial clerks.

The Judicial Clerkship Program encourages students to pursue clerkship opportunities while introducing judges to students whom they might not ordinarily consider as potential clerks. JCP is designed to bring judges and law students of color together through structured networking activities. Over the course of three days, students and judges work together on research and writing projects that allow them to explore the judge/clerk relationship and working experience. 


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