CLERKSHIP

CLERKSHIP

clerkship.

1. A type of internship in which a law student or recent law-school graduate assists a lawyer or judge with legal writing, research, and other tasks. ? In many common-law jurisdictions, recent law-school graduates are required to complete clerkships as a condition of admission to the bar. [Cases: Courts 55. C.J.S. Courts ¡ì¡ì 107¨C109.]

2. Hist. A law student’s employment as an attorney’s apprentice before gaining admission to the bar. ? Until shortly before WWII, in many states a person could be admitted to the bar without attending law school merely by passing the bar exam.


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