Thursday, August 16, 2007

books on clerking

The ABA sent an announcement of two books that might be helpful for those strong students looking at clerkships. (The descriptions below are the ABA's.)

Federal Appellate Court Clerking: A Survival Guide, by Joseph L. Lemon, Jr.
"This book provides the ammunition that new and soon-to-be clerks need to perform his or her duties successfully from the first day in chambers. This book is also valuable to those considering applying for an appellate clerkship who want to learn the nuts-and-bolts of what the job actually entails."

Federal District Court Clerking: A Survival Guide, by Calvert G. Chipcase
"This book offers an insight into the day-to-day responsibilities of federal district court law clerks. The book will provide district court law clerks instruction to help them perform their jobs; help law students maximize their chances of getting hired as district court law clerks; and educate law students who are considering clerking but unsure about whether to clerk at the federal trial or appellate level."


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