Judicial Clerkship Placement Statistics

Berkeley Law graduates land judicial law clerkship positions with federal and state court judges around the country and at different stages of their careers. Some Berkeley Law graduates clerk immediately after law school, while others do so a bit later in their careers.

Eric Stern in the CDO provides counseling and support to Berkeley Law students and graduates – no matter when they decide they want to apply for clerkships. 

The tables below provide more specific clerkship placement information for the Classes of 2011, 2012 and 2013. The first column shows clerkship placements obtained by the graduating class, beginning in the fall following their graduation. The second column shows clerkship placements obtained by the graduating class, beginning in their second year of practice (or later). The third column shows clerkship placements obtained by any alumni, beginning in the fall term of that year’s graduating class.

Class of 2013

  2013 Grads -
2013 Term (30)
2013 Grads -
Future Terms (23)*
Alumni -
2013 Term (35)**
U.S. Supreme Court 0 0 1
U.S. Circuit Court 6 13 11
U.S. District Court 15 8 21
Other Federal (incl. Bankruptcy, Tax, Federal Claims) 2 1 0
State Supreme Courts 0 1 0
Other State Courts 7 0 2
International 0 0 0
       
44 members of the Class of 2013 obtained clerkships.   *9 members of the Class of 2013 obtained multiple clerkship placements. **Reflects only those clerkship placements that were self-reported by alums.

Class of 2012

  2012 Grads -
2012 Term (28)
2012 Grads -
Future Terms (34)*
Alumni -
2012 Term (33)**
U.S. Supreme Court 0 0 1
U.S. Circuit Court 5 12 16
U.S. District Court 13 20 11
Other Federal (incl. Bankruptcy, Tax, Federal Claims) 3 0 1
State Supreme Courts 4 1 1
Other State Courts 3 1 2
International 0 0 1
       
48 members of the Class of 2012 obtained clerkships.   *14 members of the Class of 2012 obtained multiple clerkship placements. **Reflects only those clerkship placements that were self-reported by alums.

Class of 2011

  2011 Grads -
2011 Term (37)
2011 Grads -
Future Terms (35)*
Alumni -
2011 Term (30)**
U.S. Supreme Court 0 2 1
U.S. Circuit Court 8 13 14
U.S. District Court 19 15 12
Other Federal (incl. Bankruptcy, Tax, Federal Claims) 3 0 0
State Supreme Courts 5 1 3
Other State Courts 2 3 0
International 0 1 0
       
55 members of the Class of 2011 obtained clerkships.   *17 members of the Class of 2011 obtained multiple clerkship placements. **Reflects only those clerkship placements that were self-reported by alums.