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Judicial Clerkships

Experience the behind-the-scenes workings of the judicial system.

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Byron L. Warnken Judicial Clerkship Institute

On Thursday, May 2nd, the Law Career Development Office is coordinating an intensive professional development training program conducted by judges, clerks, professors and court personnel to prepare students for sucess as law clerks and interns for Maryland judges. More details.   

Registration is free and open to any student or graduate of any law school who has secured a clerkship or internship with a Maryland judge, and for all students and graduates of the University of Baltimore School of Law.

We have a demonstrated record of success in preparing students for post-graduate judicial clerkships. In fact, the University of Baltimore School of Law ranks among the top schools nationwide for the number of graduates securing judicial clerkships, consistently sending between 20 and 25 percent  of each graduating class into these coveted positions at both trial and appellate courts. It helps, of course, that so many University of Baltimore alumni are represented in the Maryland judiciary - many serving on the bench and many more working behind the scenes.

How We Help

  • Through our unique  Experience in Legal Organizations (EXPLOR) Program, we match interested first year students with judges for a summer externship experience.

    In 2011, nearly 70 judges participated in the EXPLOR Program including Maryland circuit and district court judges from every county, Maryland Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals judges, and seven U.S. District Court and U.S. Bankruptcy court judges.

  • Our Judicial Externship Program provides you with the opportunity to intern with a judge for academic credit during your second, third or fourth year.

    You can develop a mentoring relationship with a judge, gain hands-on courtroom and chambers experience, and build the professional credentials that give you a competitive edge when applying for post-graduate clerkship positions.

  • We introduce you to judges and their judicial clerks in informal settings.

    Every fall, we host a popular appreciation reception for the Maryland Judiciary. There are also numerous panels and presentations throughout the year that offer you the opportunity to meet judges . Many judges also serve as adjunct faculty and teach classes at the School of Law.

  • We offer one-on-one support throughout the entire judicial clerkship application process.

    • Individual counseling sessions to help you determine whether clerking is the right choice for you, and identify the judicial clerkship opportunities that best serve your career goals;
    • Extensive assistance with resume and cover letter drafting;
    • Mock interviews informed by decades of experience with the Maryland judiciary; and
    • Timely and accurate information about the hiring needs and application procedures for every judge in Maryland.
  • We provide comprehensive judicial clerkship counseling resources.

    The following guides contain a comprehensive list of opportunities and application procedures for the upcoming recruitment term. They can be found in the Resource Library on Symplicity (available only to current students and University of Baltimore Law alumni). 

    • Maryland Courts of Appeal Clerkship Guide 2013-2014
    • Maryland Circuit Court Clerkship Guide 2012-2013
    • DC Superior Court Clerkship Guide 2012-2013
    • Judicial Clerkship Overview
    • Quick Guide to Judicial Clerkships
    • Quick Guide to Maryland Court Clerkships
    • Quick Guide to Federal Clerkships
    • UB Faculty Judicial Clerkship Roster
  • We connect you with alumni who are current or former judicial clerks.

    University of Baltimore alumni are well represented in the Maryland judiciary - many serving on the bench and many more working behind the scenes. Often current and former judicial clerks can prove an invaluable source of advice and information. In a wide variety of ways, we facilitate the development of your professional network connecting you with the alumni you need to know.