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Law Clerk Program

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin has three summer law clerk positions available.  Student interns will work with a number of different AUSAs on both criminal and civil matters.  The experience is largely research and writing oriented, with interns producing memoranda, briefs, and various legal pleadings.  Interns may also have an opportunity to assist AUSAs with trial preparation, which may include interviewing witnesses, assembling exhibits and drafting jury instructions.  Interns are encouraged to observe proceedings in the district and magistrate courts and we make an effort to provide an opportunity for interns to observe a day of appellate arguments in the Seventh Circuit.

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 (include dates of availability and evening telephone numbers), 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 or e-mailed to or

The application deadline for clerk positions during the summer of 2018 is March 1, 2018.


Carol L. Kraft and Bridget J. Domaszek
Law Clerk Program Coordinators
US Attoney's Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Updated February 14, 2018