WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Heritage Foundation is seeking applications for its Federal Clerkship Training Academy, a program open to individuals who have accepted offers for federal clerkships in 2019.
The Federal Clerkship Training Academy will take place at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., from Feb. 19-21, 2019. Faculty include judges who currently serve on U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, professors who teach at prominent law schools, and well-known legal practitioners.
“The Heritage Foundation is offering this training academy as a service to the judiciary. Our goal is to give incoming law clerks some of the tools that they are unlikely to learn in law school and that will enable them to hit the ground running and excel,” said John Malcolm, vice president for Heritage’s Institute for Constitutional Government, director of the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, and Ed Gilbertson and Sherry Lindberg Gilbertson senior legal fellow.
The Federal Clerkship Training Academy is designed to prepare attendees to excel as clerks in the U.S. federal court system by exposing them to a range of legal topics and ideas.
The complete curriculum, with confirmed speakers, can be found here.
The program is designed exclusively for attendees who, as of the dates of their respective applications, have already accepted offers for federal clerkships with start dates in 2019.
Acceptance to the Federal Clerkship Training Academy is competitive, as seats are limited. Completed applications must be received by no later than Dec. 21, 2018. All applicants will be notified of decisions regarding acceptances by no later than Jan. 4, 2019.
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