Saturday, August 5, 2017

Senators Propose Congressional Clerkship Program for Law Students & Lawyers

From JDJournal:

Four bipartisan senators introduced a bill today that seeks to “improve the business of Congress and increase the public’s understanding of its work by establishing a structured congressional clerkship program for recent law school graduates and young lawyers.”

In a press release from Senators Mike Lee, Lee (R-UT), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), John Hoeven (R-ND), and Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced that they had introduced the Daniel Webster Congressional Clerkship Act, a bill that Lee said would provide a structured program for recruiting and hiring law school graduates.

This bill is named after Daniel Webster, a lawyer and legislator.

 “Unlike the Executive and Judicial branches, Congress currently lacks a structured program for recruiting and hiring recent law school graduates,” Senator Lee said. “Too often this means that new attorneys, who are otherwise qualified and eager to work for Congress, do not even consider a congressional career and are instead pursuing other opportunities.”

You can read more here.


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