Description of Experience
The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit is now accepting applications from smart, hardworking third-year law students or recent law school graduates to serve in two-year clerkships as staff attorneys in St. Louis, Missouri, beginning in August 2014. Staff attorneys work under the direction of the Senior Staff Attorney for the court as a whole, primarily preparing legal memoranda and proposed per curiam opinions for cases in which a party is proceeding without an attorney, and for counseled cases that are decided by the court on the briefs.
Candidates should excel in legal research and analysis, and should be superior writers who wish to become better writers. Candidates must be willing and able to work with an editor. A demonstrated commitment to justice is desirable. Multiple
positions may be filled from this job posting. Candidates are being sought on a nationwide basis; must be U.S. citizens or eligible to work in the United States; must agree to be paid by direct deposit; and are subject to a background check. The court is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Application through OSCAR is preferred. Although the application closing date is November 1, 2013, hiring decisions may be made and hiring completed before this date.
Minimum qualifications for a CL 27, Step 25 level are
graduation with a J.D. or LL.B. degree from an accredited law school, and one year of specialized experience, which may be satisfied by superior academic performance in law school. Candidates with experience may be placed at a higher level. Qualified candidates are eligible for future promotion.
Law Review/Journal Membership
Moot Court Participation Preferred?: No
Bar Membership Preferred?: No
Specialized Work Experience
Class Standing Preferred: 25%
Your Class Level
3L Full-time/4L Part-time, Graduate/Alumni, Reciprocity (Other School) JD
$57,408 (for candidates with minimum qualifications)
Application through OSCAR is preferred.https://oscar.symplicity.com/