If you are interested in clerking for a judge after you are done with law school, then you should know that there are a range of titles and resources out there designed to help you. Tarlton’s latest guide for law students provides an overview of resources for judicial clerks, including titles of interest on clerking, judging, and opinion writing, as well as selected materials from relevant organizations.
Some of the titles are quite practical in nature, providing general overviews for judicial clerks of the types of duties they have and the roles that they play at both at the district court and appellate court levels. Other titles are geared specifically for one of the main concerns of judicial clerks, opinion writing, from a how-to approach to more of a historic survey. This guide also highlights classic and recent works by famed jurists, ranging from Posner to Cardozo, who have reflected back on the role of judging.
Curious to find even more? The guide points you in the right direction for searching Tarlton’s catalog or for where to browse the library’s shelves.