We consider applications for term clerkships on a rolling basis for work during the spring and fall semesters. All applications for summer clerkships must be received by Labor Day.
Due to potential conflicts of interest, the firm generally does not employ law clerks who are concurrently participating in clinics at their schools. We also do not hire first-year students.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, law school transcript, and list of three references through this form.
References should be from people personally familiar with applicants and the quality of their legal work; we prefer to hear from supervising attorneys rather than law professors.
Cover letters may include information about how applicants will further the firm's goal of diversifying its workplace and the legal profession. Applicants residing outside the Bay Area should include in their letter any dates in August and September when they will be in San Francisco for other interviews or activities.
A writing sample should reflect the applicant's writing skills, with little to no editing from another person, and should include factual and legal analysis. The cover page of the writing sample should indicate the purpose for which it was prepared and the degree to which it was edited by someone else. Because we read writing samples blind, please do not include any identifying information after the cover page.
Current Law School Transcript
Submit the most recent transcript available. Include an explanation of the school's grading system.
List of Current Courses
Applicants whose most recent transcript does not indicate current course enrollment should submit a list of current courses.
Questions about clerkship program application requirements should be directed to the firm's Hiring Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 552-7272.