Judicial placements exist with United States District Court Judges, and with judges of many different jurisdictions in the State Courts, including Superior, State, Magistrate and Probate Courts.
Locations for judicial clerkships range from Athens and its surrounding counties to Atlanta and Augusta. We have also placed students with judges in their home counties on an ad hoc basis.
Governmental placements include major federal agencies such as the S.E.C., the E.P.A. and the E.E.O.C., as well as various state and local government offices. (Note that many of these require early
enrollment.) We also have placements which provide legislative and policy support to governmental entities.
We place students in a broad range of private non-profit placements, which provide services ranging from representation of individuals to major policy litigation to transactional work of a variety of sorts. Subject matter includes poverty law, health law, entertainment law, criminal defense, child protective services and immigration law, among many others.
You can also propose additional placements. All proposed placements must meet a few core requirements:
- You must work in a governmental, judicial or private non-profit placement.
- You must be performing law related work.
- You may not receive any pay for your work.
- You must be working for a licensed attorneys.
- Your proposed supervisor must assure us that they will provide a good learning experience.
Professor Scherr will talk with your proposed supervisor to review the program, and to make sure your supervisor understands what we expect of them. Within these broad requirements, we have approved a wide range of placements. Check with Professor Scherr if you have a new idea.