Wanted: Seasoned Lawyers for Clerkships
Sam Gottstein ’15 learned set his sights on clerking for the Alaska Supreme Court in Fairbanks.
We rank as a top school for judicial clerkship placement. Over the past five years, 170 BC Law students and alumni have secured clerkships at both the federal and state levels.
Our graduates work closely with judges—researching, drafting memoranda, and providing critical assistance determining cases while gaining invaluable insights and skills.
Former Dean and current J. Donald Monan, S.J., University Professor Daniel R. Coquillette leads our clerkship efforts with the Clerkship Committee. He currently works with federal judges across the US as Reporter to the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure for the Judicial Conference, the federal courts’ national policy-making body. He previously served as clerk to Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren E. Burger.
In addition to one-on-one clerkship counseling, our Career Services Office offers a comprehensive training series with five annual clerkship programs. Students hear from, and network with, former and current law clerks, prominent faculty, and federal and state judges—many of them BC Law graduates who regularly hire our graduates. Faculty members of the Clerkship Committee also work closely with students in the clerkship application process.
“I always know when I hire a BC Law clerk that he or she will come into the job knowing how to write. My Boston College clerks have been able to adapt quickly to the real world in which outcomes will often turn on fine factual distinctions.”
“BC Law provided me with an intellectual and jurisprudential bedrock that was invaluable in my clerkships. My coursework and the mentoring provided by faculty gave me the skills, insight, and confidence to address the cutting-edge legal issues confronting the country today.”
“Part of BC’s mission is to instill in its students a sense of responsibility to use the law to promote justice.”