Congratulations! You've scored an interview with a judge and now you want to prepare for this crucial process.
This guide covers some of the research resources you can use to help you feel confident and knowledgeable about the judge, the jurisdiction, and the job you are aiming for, before you walk into those chambers. Not all of these steps are necessary for every judicial clerkship interview, but you must at least do three things as Basic Prep for your interview:
The other sections of this guide provide tips for more in-depth research, including where to:
If you are just starting your research about judicial clerkship opportunities, please refer to the CDO's comprehensive Judicial Clerkship Application Guide, available at the CDO webpage on Judicial Clerkships (only viewable to UC Berkeley Gmail users).