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LAW 0726: Federal Judicial Clerkship
Spring 2024 • Section 21

Course Description

While traditional clerkship opportunities are available only to select law school graduates from the top of their class, Temple Law is proud to offer a unique federal judicial clerkship clinical for current law students. Students in Temple's prestigious Federal Judicial Clerkship Clinical Honors Program work for federal judges over the course of a full academic year and participate in the practical aspects of jurisprudence. Working alongside judges and their full-time clerks, students draft orders, research issues, prepare bench memoranda, and observe judicial proceedings. The program consists of eight to ten hours a week in chambers and a classroom component focused on the current issues impacting the federal courts.  


Day/Time Location Note
W 8:30-10:00 AM TBA Biweekly at the Federal Courthouse

Additional Time Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 10 hours each week of the semester in chambers, in classroom learning, or doing out of class assignments, and are expected to spend approximately 8-10 hours a week in chambers. Depending on the judge's needs, students occasionally may be assigned additional work or asked to schedule their chambers hours on certain days. The meeting times of the classroom component is to be determined.

Course Details

  • Mitchell Goldberg
Credit Hours

3 Credits


No Limit

Course Type
  • Externship
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • Experiential/Professional Skills


Registration Info

Registration Notes

Students must enroll in this program for the entire year. This program is listed for information purposes - registration for it is handled through a separate process from self-service registration in TUportal. Minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.0 Required, Minimum of 53 credits by the Fall Semester.


You must have completed the following courses before enrolling in this course:

  • LAW 0540 (Evidence) (C or better)


Introduction to Trial Advocacy (Law 558) or Trial Advocacy I and II (Law 460/461) are not required but are preferred.

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