Paul Hastings highly values the clerkship experience. We actively recruit judicial clerks to join the firm as new associates and we strongly encourage our summer associates to consider applying for judicial clerkships before joining the firm as full-time associates.

Many of our lawyers have served as judicial clerks in a wide range of federal and state courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and several state appellate courts.

In recognition of a judicial clerk's experience, Paul Hastings provides a market competitive bonus for U.S. Federal and State Supreme Court-based clerkships. Paul Hastings also offers class year credit on a case-by-case basis to those who join immediately upon completion of their clerkships. Judicial clerks may also be eligible to receive a Bar Study Benefit and Bonus to help defray the cost of studying for and taking the bar exam.


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