Term to extend from August 1, 2015, to July 31, 2016
Second-year law students interested in applying for a one-year appointment as a law clerk to the North Dakota Supreme Court should submit the following, in quintuplicate:
1. A letter of application addressed to:
Justice Carol Ronning Kapsner
North Dakota Supreme Court
Judicial Wing, 1st Floor
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0530
2. An autobiographical sketch summarizing your life and career from childhood until the present.
3. A curriculum vitae containing the following information:
(1) Applicant's name, home address, college address, email address, and
(2) Secondary schools attended.
(3) Pre-law and law schools attended.
(4) Class standing.
(5) Law review and other legal writings.
(6) Extracurricular activities.
(7) Awards and honors.
(8) Employment record.
(9) Military record.
(10) Three references. It is acceptable to list the same individuals who provide letters of recommendation.
(11) Any other information the applicant believes would bear upon the applicant's qualifications as a law clerk.
4. A copy of undergraduate transcript.
5. A copy of L.S.A.T. score report.
6. A copy of law school application for admission.
7. Law school transcript to date of application. [One official transcript and four copies]
8. Three letters of recommendation, including at least one from a member of the law school faculty.
9. A writing sample that has been edited only by the applicant.
The current salary is $59,732.04 per year. Depending upon availability of funds and the possibility of legislative action for a pay increase between now and August 2015, that amount may change.
The Court requires an individual selected to serve as a law clerk to be legally authorized to work in the United States and expects the individual to successfully complete law school education, take a bar examination of their choice before beginning the clerkship, and commit to completing a full one-year term from August 1, 2015, to July 31, 2016. Candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014.
March 17, 2014