Senator Leahy offers legal clerkships to current law students during the academic year and the summer. Each law clerk will observe the legislative process by working for Senator Leahy on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Law clerks will be assigned a wide variety of projects, including legal research, preparation of memoranda and materials for committee hearings and votes, as well as the opportunity to assist in legislative matters. These positions provide a unique opportunity to participate in the functioning of the Senate. They are typically unpaid, full-time positions.
The application is a two-step process. To apply, please 1) complete the online application form and 2) submit the following materials by e-mail to patrick_sheahan [at] judiciary-dem.senate.gov or fax to (202) 224-9516:
- Cover Letter
- Legal writing sample (approximately five pages)
- Law school transcript
- A list of three references, including contact information for each
Due to significant delays in mail processing in the U.S. Senate, please do not send an application by regular post.