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Judicial Clerkship Program

Justice David K. Thomson of the New Mexico Supreme Court, the State Bar of New Mexico Committee on Diversity in the Legal Profession and the Young Lawyers Division are proud to announce the application process is now open for the inaugural Judicial Clerkship Program. The purpose of this jointly initiated program is to provide opportunities to students who are members of traditionally underrepresented groups in the legal profession, particularly within the judiciary. An additional goal of the program is to prepare underrepresented individuals with the tools necessary to obtain judicial clerkships. The program provides opportunities to underrepresented students, which may include, but is not limited to, members of racial or ethnic minorities, women, identify as LGBTQ, students with disabilities, students who are economically disadvantaged.

About: The program is a full-time (24-32 hours per week), 10 week, summer internship program open to all second-year diverse law students. Students will be placed at one of the following courts for their clerkship: New Mexico Supreme Court, New Mexico Court of Appeals, New Mexico’s Thirteen District Courts (Sandoval and Valencia), or Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court. Interested students must submit applications via PDF format no later than Monday, September 20, 2021. 

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