The All-Inclusive Guide to Judicial Clerking (Career Guides)

By | November 26, 2017
The All-Inclusive Guide to Judicial Clerking (Career Guides) Author Abigail Perdue
ISBN-10 1634608224
ISBN-13 9781634608220
Year 2017-04-05
Pages 462
Language English
Publisher West Academic Publishing
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The All Inclusive Guide to Judicial Clerking Guide is a comprehensive new resource that is ideal for current and prospective law clerks as well as law professors who teach judicial drafting courses or direct judicial externship programs The books authorProfessor Abigail Perdue is a former attorney and federal judicial clerk who now teaches Judicial Clerking and other courses at Wake Forest University School of Law She also directs Wake Forests prestigious D C Summer Judicial Externship Program Based on Professor Perdues experience in clerking and teaching the Guide enables students to put their knowledge into practice via accessible reading assignments effective exercises and simulations and a series of short legal writing assignments A one stop shop for current and prospective judicial clerks the Guide explores the purpose and function of a judicial clerk the nature and structure of the judiciary how to apply for and obtain a clerkship and more importantly how to perform well during and after the clerkship Among other things it explains how to draft opinions bench memos professional emails and orders as well as how to prepare for oral argument hearings and trials It also discusses judicial ethics professionalism confidentiality social media courtroom decorum judicial drafting docket management and other issues that judicial clerks commonly encounter The Guide breaks down complex assignments such as bench memo drafting into a series of simple concrete steps and provides checklists graphical illustrations annotated judicial opinions and sample emails cover letters resumes bench memos etc The Guide even shares practical real world advice gleaned from judicial law clerks who have served at courts across America Look for it on shelves in the spring of 2017

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