Help Shape Judicial Decisions

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.

The Clerkship Committee, with CSO Senior Associate Director Chris Teague, leads our clerkship placement efforts. Professor Daniel Coquillette currently works with federal judges across the U.S. as Senior Advisor 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. 


of those employed from the class of 2022 landed judicial clerkships 

SCOTUS Clerkship


BC Law School ranks as a top school for judicial clerkship placement. It was that experience that transformed Jim Dowden, '00, a parter at Ropes & Gray, who later clerked for SCOTUS Justice Stephen Bryer.

Clerkships by Region—Past 5 Years


Wanted: Seasoned Lawyers for Clerkships

Sam Gottstein ’15 set his sights on clerking for the Alaska Supreme Court in Fairbanks.

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