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Law Clerk Program

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin has several summer law clerk positions available. The program is heavily focused on research and writing with assignments evolving from actual criminal and civil cases. The program is designed to expose law students to all aspects of criminal prosecution and civil litigation.

The law clerk positions are available for second- and third- year law students. Law school graduates are not eligible for the program. In order to be eligible for a law clerk position a candidate must be a U.S. citizen. Candidates are required to undergo a background examination due to the sensitive nature of the work. Clerks cannot begin work in the office before receiving a security clearance. The law clerk program is ten (10) weeks, with some flexibility in start and end dates. The law clerk position is volunteer (without compensation) or for work-study credit.

Law students interested in applying for a summer clerk position will need to provide a cover letter, current resume, a writing samples, the most recent law school transcript and two letters of recommendation. Please address the letter of interest to the Assistant United States Attorneys identified below at the Office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 517 East Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 530, Milwaukee, WI, 53202.

The application deadline for clerk positions during the summer of 2017 is February 15, 2017.


Carol L. Kraft and Matthew D. Krueger
Law Clerk Program Coordinators
US Attoney's Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Updated January 12, 2017

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