Share The Wealth Clerkship Program

The Share the Wealth Judicial Law Clerk Program is a referral program run by judges. Participating judges screen qualified law students, applicants conduct panel interviews with twenty student finalists and consider them for eleven 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.

The following federal judges and bankruptcy judge will be participating in the 2021 law clerk interview session: District Judge Raymond Jackson (EDVA.); Chief Judge Mark Davis (EDVA); Chief Bankruptcy Judge Frank Santoro (EDVA); Magistrate Judge Ivan Davis (EDVA); District Judge Brian Jackson (MDLA); District Judge Benita Pearson (NDOH); District Judge Linda Parker (EDMI); Senior District Judge Victoria Roberts (EDMI); District Judge Stephanie Dawkins Davis (EDMI), District Judge Iain Johnston (NDIL), and Senior District Judge Ivan Lemelle (EDLA). Please note that most clerkships are for a one-year term starting in 2022.

Each judge will review applications and participate in deciding which students to invite to this special round of interviews. You must submit a separate application package via OSCAR to each judge whom you would like to consider your application. Please see below for further clarification on application deadlines and submission guidelines for specific judges. The panel will only interview candidates who will agree to be considered for a clerkship by at least three of the eleven participating judges. The application deadline is July 6, 2021.

Share the Wealth 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 6, 2021.

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.

Applications for the 2022–2023 term have now opened.

For questions or concerns, please contact Missy O. Jeje, M.Ed., Program Manager at