Columbia is among the small handful of law schools that consistently places its students in dozens of federal and state court clerkships, ranging from the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeals to the state supreme courts and the chambers of federal magistrate judges.
The Clerkship Program provides support and guidance to both current students and alumni who are interested in pursuing clerkships. The Clerkship Program sponsors educational programs, provides group and individual counseling, and assists students with the application process. The program is headed by Victor Caldwell, Columbia Law School's Director of Clerkship Programs. The mailing address is: Columbia Law School, Clerkship Office, 435 W. 116 St., Box B-26, New York, NY 10027.
- In 2015, Columbia students and alumni began 100 judicial clerkships, including 4 at the U.S. Supreme Court, 30 at U.S. Courts of Appeals, 57 at U.S. District Courts, and 9 at state and specialized courts.
- In 2016, Columbia students and alumni began 107 judicial clerkships, including 1 at the U.S. Supreme Court, 34 at U.S. Courts of Appeals, 60 at U.S. District Courts, and 12 at state and specialized courts.
These numbers include alumni from various graduating classes and some alumni clerk more than once.
To make a clerkship counseling appointment with Victor Caldwell, please do so via Symplicity.
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