KU Law’s curriculum equips law students with the legal knowledge and practice-ready skills needed to succeed.  

Clerkships are available in both federal and state courts. Law students interested in applying for clerkships are aided by the law school’s Judicial Clerkship Committee and the Career Services Office.

Clerkship Resources for Students

The CSO’s Judicial Clerkships Sharepoint Folder contains resources to support clerkship candidates, including clerkship timelines, spreadsheets of regional clerkship opportunities, typical clerkship interview questions, and more. To access these resources, please contact Meredith Wiggins at

Judicial Clerkships

A considerable number of KU Law graduates accept judicial clerkships. The school’s Judicial Clerkship Committee has overseen a doubling in the number of federal and state court clerkships obtained by law school graduates, including positions at prestigious federal courts of appeal.

Circuit Court Clerkships

In recent years, six KU Law students have been selected to clerk at a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. A circuit clerkship is a challenging post-graduate opportunity for law students to develop a relationship with a circuit court judge and to observe the legal practice in action. Learn more about circuit court clerkships on the KU Law blog.

Contact the Career Services Office

Heather Spielmaker, Assistant Dean of Career Services

Stacey Blakeman, Director of Career Services

Meredith Wiggins, Assistant Director of Career Services

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