Friday, September 14, 2018

Lewis & Clark Law School - Helping Students Secure Clerkships

A resident of Manhattan Beach in southern Los Angeles, Kalley Aman represents employers in litigation, arbitration, and class-action lawsuits as a shareholder at Buchalter, P.C.. Kalley Aman holds a juris doctor from the Lewis & Clark Law School, which maintains a commitment to helping students obtain judicial clerkships.

For years, Lewis & Clark Law School has been placing students in clerkships in a number of courts, including the Oregon Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Eastern Washington. The school strongly encourages students to pursue a clerkship at the end of their studies to gain experience working with legal issues and to observe practicing lawyers and judges.

Clerkships also help students further develop their legal writing and reasoning skills under the tutelage of an experienced legal professional. As a testimony to the value of these experiences, many students have stated their clerkship helped strengthen their applications for positions with law firms and employers in the public sector.

To help students and alumni secure these positions, Lewis & Clark Law School provides one-on-one appointments with faculty advisors and assistance through Career & Professional Development staff. Further, the school leverages alumni connections to connect students to potential clerkship opportunities.