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 Mary Muehlen Maring
Chair, Law Clerkship Program
North Dakota Supreme Court
Judicial Wing, 1st Floor, Dept. 180
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 telephone number.
(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 letters of recommendation, including at least one from a member of the law school faculty.
(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 final transcript and four copies]
8. A writing sample that has been edited only by the applicant.
The current salary is $57,428 per year. Depending upon availability of funds and the possibility of legislative action for a pay increase between now and August 2014, 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, 2014, to July 31, 2015.
Candidates may be subject to a criminal background check.
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN JULY 12, 2013.
March 19, 2013