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Share The Wealth Clerkship Program For Law Students

Federal District Court Clerkship Interview Opportunities (2020–2021 Term) 

This message is to inform you of a special opportunity to be considered for six federal district court clerkships, one bankruptcy court clerkships, and one magistrate judge court clerkshp-in one interview, and to encourage you to apply. Judge Jackson and several of his colleagues feel that it is important to encourage more minorities to compete for federal judicial clerkships.  These judges accept and consider law clerk applicants of all backgrounds, and this opportunity is merely an effort in addition to, not in lieu of, traditional application channels.   Rising 3Ls, as well as law school graduates, interested in federal clerkship should apply.  Unfortunately, rising 2Ls are not allowed to apply for 2020-2021 term clerkship.

The Share the Wealth Judicial Law Clerk Program is a referral program run by judges. Participating judges screen qualified law student applicants, conduct panel interviews with twelve students, and consider them for full-time clerkship positions. At the conclusion of this initial process, students who are not extended an offer by one of the judges may have their application packages shared with additional judges who have requested information on applicants through JTB-APO.

Eight federal judges will be conducting a round of interviews in connection with Just the Beginning–A Pipeline Organization’s Share the Wealth Judicial Law Clerk Program.The following federal judges will be participating in the 2019 Share The Wealth Program: Judge Raymond Jackson (EDVA.); Chief Judge Mark Davis (EDVA); U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Frank Santoro (EDVA); Magistrate Judge Ivan Davis (EDVA); District Judge Brian Jackson (MDLA); Judge Benita Pearson (NDOH); Linda Parker (EDMI);Magistrate Judge Stephanie Dawkins Davis (EDMI) and Judge Victoria Roberts (EDMI).You must submit a separate application package via OSCAR to each judge whom you would like to consider your application. The application deadline is July 5, 2019.

Share The Wealth Judicial Clerkship Online Application Instructions
Follow the instructions below to apply to the participating judges through OSCAR. All application materials must be submitted through OSCAR by Friday, July 5, 2019.
1. Log into your OSCAR account.
2. Click on “My Profile.”
3. Click on the “Edit Profile” box above the “Contact Information” section.
4. Scroll down to the “Professional Organization” section.
5. Type “Just The Beginning Foundation” in the box.