January 24, 2022

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Navigating the Clerkship Process for First-Generation & BIPOC Law Students

Please join ACS for a panel discussion aimed at demystifying judicial clerkships, specifically for First-Generation and BIPOC law students. Participants will learn more about the clerkship process, why they should apply for a clerkship, the differences between a state and federal court clerkship, the qualities that judges look for in judicial clerks, and the day-to-day experience of being a clerk. Panelists will also provide best practices for navigating the clerkship application process and discuss the importance of increasing diversity in judicial clerkships.



  • Judge Jacqueline Becerra, Federal Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Judge Theodore Chuang, U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • Judge Theodore McKee, U.S. Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Justice Anne McKeig, Associate Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court

Moderated by:

  • Tiffany Wright, Co-Director, Human and Civil Rights Clinic at Howard University School of Law and former clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor, Judge Tatel (D.C. Circuit), and Judge Lamberth (D.D.C.)