Job Opportunities

PDS Summer Law Clerk

Opening Date:
Oct 7, 2021
Closing Date:
Nov 12, 2021
Position Description:

The PDS Legal Clerkship Program allows law students to assist attorneys in all aspects of case preparation. PDS offers approximately 25 law clerk positions each semester and summer. Responsibilities include:

  • Perform legal and case-preparation research
  • Draft motions
  • Interview incarcerated and institutionalized clients
  • Represent juveniles and adults in institutional disciplinary hearings
  • Respond to inmate letter requests for legal assistance
  • Prepare pre-trial motions
  • Attend trial, parole hearings, and appellate arguments

We strongly prefer second and third-year law students, although those first-year students with relevant pre-law experience are encouraged to apply. During the summer we host a weeklong substantive training class as well as a trial advocacy skills building series taught by experienced trial attorneys.

PDS no longer accepts split summers, and requires that all law clerks commit to the full 10-week program. Law clerkships must be 40 hours per week during the summer and at least 15 hours per week during the academic year.

How To Apply:
Please click the "Apply To This Job" button to learn more about summer clerkship opportunities. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but no later than Friday, November 12, 2021.

PDS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and E-Verify Participating Agency.