Anonymous User wrote:What are the "must take" classes for successfully completing a clerkship. I know that fed courts and con law are musts. Anything else?
There are no "must take" classes. A lot of it depends on the court and how the judge uses her clerks. For example, many district court judges handle criminal cases with little or no assistance from their clerks; also, in some districts, magistrate judges deal with motions to exclude evidence on 4th/5th amendment grounds. Depending on whether those things are true for your court, crim pro might be useful or it might be irrelevant.
If your court gets its share of patent cases, then I'd take a patent or ip survey course.
Although you should take con law regardless, I wouldn't put it especially high on the list of classes that are most relevant to the typical district-court clerkship. (If the Con Law prof likes to focus on 1983 litigation, that makes it more relevant).
Fed Courts, Evidence, Admin Law (though its relevance depends on the kinds of cases your court hears), and Advanced Civ Pro (if your school offers it) are all helpful.