This simulation course will help students develop the skills to be excellent -- and fulfilled -- judicial law clerks. Assignments will reflect the work that clerks do every day: writing bench memos and opinions, working collaboratively with the judge, critically evaluating the legal analysis of parties and other chambers, and working with record documents. Students will do substantial writing and get significant feedback. The course will also address some of the "big picture" aspects of clerking, like how to navigate unequal power dynamics, what aspects of the job are the most rewarding and challenging, and the ways in which elements of the clerkship experience will inform the rest of your career. Several sessions will include guest judges and clerks. While this course is for the clerkship-interested, students need not have a clerkship in place nor be pursuing one.
For details on class times, days of the week, instructors, and grading and exam details, please view the Michigan Law Class Schedule.