USD Law School graduates top US News judicial clerkships rankings
State and Local Judicial Clerkship Rankings released by U.S. News show that the USD School of Law is fifth nationally as 27 percent of 2011 graduates are employed with state and local judicial clerkships. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey-Camden, tops the law school list with 39 percent of its 2011 J.D. grads employed as state and local judicial clerks.
“Judicial clerkships are highly coveted by law school graduates and often serve as a conduit between law school and the practice of law,” said Tom Geu, dean of the USD School of Law. “Judges at any level, whether it's federal, state or locally, will tell you that law clerks play an integral part in the legal process.”
The Information released by U.S. News points out that a judicial clerkship at the state or local level is often a catalyst for a highly successful legal career as it provides law school graduates with an opportunity to hone research and writing skills as well as exposure to wide-ranging legal issues.
“A clerkship offers a unique experience for graduates to learn the judicial process from a different perspective. It is also an opportunity to see lawyers work and help the graduate decide where to further their legal career,” added Geu.
For more information about the rankings or to see the list, please visit: www.usnews.com/education/blogs/college-rankings-blog/2013/04/11/which-law-schools-grads-get-the-most-judicial-clerkships. Additional information about the USD School of Law is also available at www.usd.edu/law.
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