This book provides district court law clerks instruction to help them perform their jobs; help law students maximize their chances of getting hired as district court law clerks; and educate law students who are considering clerking but unsure about whether to clerk at the federal trial or appellate level. Topics covered include: How to succeed as a federal clerk
Overview of the U.S. judicial system
The court staff
Life cycle of a federal action
Producing good written product
Organizing memos and orders
Other things of matter to clerks
Applying for a clerkship
The book also includes valuable exhibits such as chart of parties, claims, and defenses, sample jury instruction chart; notice of removal; glossary; and more.
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