JTB is excited to offer a special opportunity to be considered for a term clerkship position with distinguished federal judges and to encourage you to apply. District Judge Linda V. Parker and several of her colleagues believe that it is important to encourage diverse students 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 clerkships should apply. Unfortunately, rising 2Ls are not allowed to apply for 2024-2025 term clerkships.
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 twenty (20) 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.
The panel of judges is comprised of Circuit, District, and Magistrate Judges who will conduct a round of interviews in connection with Just the Beginning–A Pipeline Organization’s Share the Wealth Judicial Law Clerk Program. Twenty students will be selected for the interview; you may not attend unless you are specifically invited to do so. The interview will occur using Zoom on August 17 and August 18, 2023. The selected students will be notified via email of the exact time slot for their interview. Please note that most clerkships are for a one-year term starting in 2024.
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 the application deadlines and submission instructions. The panel will only interview candidates who have been selected for the interview process. The application deadline is July 7, 2023.
Below you will find instructions for submitting your clerkship application materials online via OSCAR. If you are considering applying to these judges, it is of the utmost importance that you begin to gather your application materials now.
The following federal judges will be participating in the 2023 law clerk interview session:
District Judge Linda Parker (EDMI)
District Judge Raymond Jackson (EDVA)
District Judge Jamar Walker (EDVA)
Magistrate Judge Ivan Davis (EDVA)
District Judge Benita Pearson (NDOH)
District Judge Jonathan Grey (EDMI)
Magistrate Judge Curtis Ivy (EDMI)
Magistrate Judge Nancy Joseph (WIED)
District Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall (NYED)
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 7, 2023.
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 Organization” in the box.
For questions or concerns, please contact Cristina M. Figueroa, Program Director at [email protected].