Welcome to the Office of Judicial Clerkships
The mission of the newly-created Office of Judicial Clerkships ("OJC") is two-fold.
First, that our students and alumni maximize the fundamental value of a Columbia education—limitless professional opportunity—through the experience of a post-graduate judicial clerkship.
Second, that we provide support and assistance to the American judiciary in their search for clerkship talent.
Our mailing address is Columbia Law School Clerkship Office, 435 W. 116 St., Box B-26, New York, NY 10027.
Student and Alumni Resources:
OJC provides our students and alumni with material support in the clerkship application process. Please refer to the menu to the left of our main page for relevant resources.
All administrative issues (e.g., OSCAR, application processsing, including letters of recommendation) should be directed to Ms. Ramos or Mr. Kusserow.
Counseling sessions with either Dean Saavedra, Director Alter Confino, or Ms. Green may be scheduled, in person and/or by phone, through Symplicity.
Dean Saavedra holds weekly office hours. For the week of 3/25, Dean Saavedra's office hours are on Friday, 10am-12pm.
Important Information Regarding the Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan
Columbia Law School ("CLS") adheres to the Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan (the "Federal Plan"). Public information regarding the Federal Plan can be found here: https://oscar.uscourts.gov/federal_law_clerk_hiring_pilot
For additional inquiries, please contact either Dean Saavedra or the OJC Program Coordinators.
Subject to the Federal Plan, OJC welcomes inbound requests for applications to Chambers' positions from Columbia applicants. Please email your inquiries to [email protected]. If you are a Judge and plan to visit Columbia Law School, please let us know. We would welcome the opportunity to meet with you.
OJC endeavors to be strategic, service-oriented, and outward facing. Feedback as to how OJC can best accomplish its mission is always welcome.
Andrea C. Saavedra, Esq.
Assistant Dean of Judicial Clerkships
Office: William and June Warren Hall - Room 807
Dean Saavedra joins Columbia Law School after twelve years in private practice. A 2006 CLS graduate, Dean Saavedra practiced in the Business Finance and Restructuring department at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, where she was a member of key deal teams during the 2008 Financial crisis and beyond. She also served as a teaching assistant to adjunct faculty member Harvey R. Miller '59 in his course on Corporate Restructuring at CLS,and won awards for her dedication to pro bono service. Dean Saavedra transitioned her practice in-house to Nomura Securities International and then Goldman, Sachs & Co. In 2017, Dean Saavedra chose to pivot to public service and clerked for the Honorable Stacey L. Meisel of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey. In that capacity, Dean Saavedra gained first hand knowledge of the demands of a federal clerkship and the challenges of judicial administration. She is excited to serve in this unique capacity to her alma mater.
Jordana Alter Confino
Assistant Director of Academic Counseling
Office: William and June Warren Hall - Floor 5
Jordana Confino is an Assistant Director of Academic Counseling in the Office of Student Services. Jordana attended Yale Law School where she was a member of the Yale Law Journal. After law school she clerked for Judge Paul Engelmayer, U.S. District Court, SDNY and Judge Robert D. Sack, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She joined Columbia Law School in 2017.
Anne E. Green
Clerkship Consultant - Columbia Law School
Anne E. Green is a clerkship consultant at Columbia Law School. From 2012 to 2017, she served as the Director of Academic Counseling and Judicial Programming at the Law School, advising students regarding judicial clerkships, leading the judicial outreach and programming effort, overseeing the law journals, and providing academic counseling. She also co-taught the Federal Appellate Court Externship. Prior to joining Columbia, Green was a litigator in the areas of complex commercial litigation, employment law, securities law, and government enforcement. From 2005 to 2006, she clerked for Judge Mary A. McLaughlin of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Green received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2005, where she served as an editor of the Law Review, and her B.S. from Cornell University in 2002.
Program Coordinator for Judicial Clerkships
Office: William and June Warren Hall - 711 Cubicle
Program Coordinator for Judicial Clerkships
Office: William and June Warren Hall - 707 Cubicle