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The American Law Division accepts volunteer law clerks for the fall and spring academic terms and for the summer. Working directly with attorneys in the division, law clerks research and explain legal issues of current interest to Congress, attend briefings and assist in writing analytical reports and memoranda.

Though law clerks are unpaid, CRS routinely works with law schools to arrange for public service stipends or academic credit, where available.

Eligibility

Clerkships are available to students who are in, or have completed two years of law school. Strong writing and analytical skills are critical. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Recruitment and Application Procedures

CRS accepts applications on an ongoing basis; there are no application deadlines. A complete application package, consisting of cover letter, resumé and writing sample, should be submitted to Larry M. Eig at leig@crs.loc.gov. Initial offers for spring and summer clerkships are made by late fall, those for fall by late spring.

More Information

To learn more about the Law Clerk Program, contact Larry M. Eig at leig@crs.loc.gov.

Note: For volunteer internships in other CRS research divisions, see the Volunteer Internship Program.

Last Updated: 01/02/2013