Please review the links in this section as you prepare your clerkship application materials. 

In order to access certain content, you will need login credentials.  If you do not have this information, please contact [email protected].


Clerkship Handbook (PDF)
Start here.  The Handbook contains all the information you need to know about the application process.

Clerkship Recommendation Form (PDF)
This document can assist you in providing recommenders with the information they need to drafta meaningful and compelling recommendations on your behalf. 

Confidentiality Waiver Form (DOC) 
While this form is not required, we prefer that you submit one waiver for each of your recommenders. 

Applying as an Alum (DOC) 
This document outlines the application process for alumni, including the content of the application packet and logistics for sending applications.

Mail Merge Document (DOC)
This document explains how to use the clerkship module in Symplicity to create a merge file and compose merged cover letters and envelope labels. You may also want to download a Cover Letter Template and Label Template (Avery 5162 labels).


Login Problems

If you are having difficulty logging in to the Clerkships Downloads Page, you are likely experiencing an issue stemming from the network from which you are attempting to access the site. In some cases, users are attempting to access the site through a company proxy server with a policy against accessing our secured pages. You can make a request to the company, whose computer you are using, to allow access from port type 8443. Otherwise, secure pages on the entire Columbia Law School site will not be accessible. If you are having this problem, you should try accessing the downloads page from your home computer.