Introduction to Law Clerking in Trial Courts

  • 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Virtual

Law students are encouraged to attend this program about the outstanding professional opportunities available to attorneys who serve as judicial law clerks in trial courts. This session will focus on things to think about before you start as a clerk, including:

What classes or skills are necessary or helpful for future law clerks to consider?
What does the application process entail?

Adjunct Professor Dan Kunz (L'02) will moderate the discussion and offer insightful information based on his tenure of clerking with Judges in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County as well as Senior Judges in surrounding counties.

Two recent graduates, David Zvirman (L'19) and Joe Peluso (L'16), will join the discussion and talk about their experiences in law school as they sought clerkships as well as their clerking experiences in the Courts of Common Pleas in Crawford and Indiana Counties, respectively.

Each year, 15-20% of the graduating class obtains a judicial clerkship, many of which are in the trial courts, immediately after graduating, and we hope these sessions will encourage you to consider clerkships and assist with your preparation for them.

Please RSVP via DuqLawConnect (under the "Events" tab).

The Zoom link is distributed to law students via email and on DuqLawConnect.

Questions? Please contact the Career Services Office at