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Federal Clerkships

Whether you end up clerking for a federal judge or a state judge, you will receive an invaluable experience that will open many doors for you over the course of your career. Not only will you have the opportunity to make great strides as a legal researcher and writer, but you will also gain exposure to a wide array of legal issues. In particular, federal judicial clerkships are prestigious positions, and the reputation of your clerkship will speak for itself on a national level and across all sectors of legal industry.

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  • Hon. Marjorie Rendell, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
  • Hon. Anthony Scirica, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
  • Hon. Legrome Davis, Federal District Judge, E.D. Pennsylvania
  • Hon. James Knoll Gardner, Federal District Judge, E.D. Pennsylvania
  • Hon. Gina Groh, Federal District Judge, N.D. West Virginia
  • Hon. Robert B. Kugler, Federal District Judge, D. New Jersey
  • Hon. Alia Moses, Federal District Judge, W.D. Texas
  • Hon. Sue L. Robinson, Federal District Judge, D. Del.
  • Hon. Joseph H. Rodriguez, Federal District Judge, D. New Jersey
  • Hon. Adele Odegard, Administrative Law Judge, U.S. Dept. of Labor
  • Hon. Timothy R. Rice, U.S. Magistrate Judge, E.D. Pennsylvania
  • Hon. Victor J. Wolski, U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Hon. Craig A. Gargotta, United States Bankruptcy Court, W.D. Texas

State Clerkships

A state judicial clerkship is a terrific first experience that can help to launch you forward into your legal career. The exact type of experience you gain in clerking for a state judge will depend on the state and court for which you are clerking, but you will invariably gain excellent experience as a legal researcher and writer. Additionally, by clerking for a state judge, you will have natural opportunities to network with local and regional industry leaders. It is this type of exposure that will aid you on your professional path forward. Whether you would like to practice in a law firm, government, or public interest organization, a state judicial clerkship can help you get there.

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  • District Court of Maryland, District Ten
  • Hon. Cristen D'Arrigo, NJ Superior Court
  • Hon. Robert P. Becker, NJ Superior Court
  • Hon. Mark I. Bernstein, PA Court of Common Pleas
  • Hon. Robert Billmeier, NJ Superior Court
  • Hon. Kevin Brobson, PA Superior Court
  • Hon. Gwendolyn Blue, NJ Superior Court
  • Hon. Frank Buchynski, NJ Superior Court
  • Hon. Peter Bushbaum. NJ Superior Court
  • Hon. Sandy Byrd, PA Court of Common Pleas
  • Hon. Cathy Cochran, Texas Criminal Court of Appeals
  • Hon. Evan Crook, NJ Superior Court
  • Hon. Barbara D. Crowell, DE Family Court
  • Hon. Ramy I. Djerassi, PA Court of Common Pleas
  • Hon. Charles W. Dortch, NJ Superior Court
  • Hon. Michael Erdos, PA Court of Common Pleas
  • Hon. Nan Famular, NJ Superior Court
  • Hon. Louis J. Farina, PA Court of Common Pleas
  • Hon. Linda Feinberg, NJ Superior Court
  • Hon. Mark Fleming, NJ Superior Court
  • Hon. Richard J. Geiger, NJ Superior Court
  • Hon. Leo E. Green, Jr., MD Circuit Court
  • Hon. Richard Hoffman, NJ Superior Court
  • Hon. Douglas H. Hurd, NJ Superior Court
  • Hon. Paul Innes, NJ Superior Court
  • Hon. Mary Jacobson, NJ Superior Court
  • Hon. Pedro J. Jimenez, Jr., NJ Superior Court
  • Hon. Vincent Johnson, PA Court of Common Pleas
  • Hon. John Kelley, NJ Superior Court
  • Hon. Chad F. Kenney, PA Court of Common Pleas
  • Hon. Sean Kennedy, PA Court of Common Pleas
  • Hon. Robert Kershaw, Baltimore City Circuit Court
  • Hon. James Lynn, PA Court of Common Pleas
  • Hon. Colleen Maier, NJ Superior Court
  • Hon. Robert Mellon, PA Court of Common Pleas
  • Hon. Louis R. Meloni, NJ Superior Court
  • Hon. Frank Palumbo, PA Court of Common Pleas
  • Hon. James Palmer, NJ Superior Court
  • Hon. John C. Porto, NJ Superior Court
  • Hon. Anthony Pugliese, NJ Superior Court
  • Hon. James Savio, NJ Superior Court
  • Hon. Albert J. Snite, PA Court of Common Pleas
  • Hon. Julie Stevenson Solt, MD Circuit Court
  • Hon. Carolyn Engel Temin, PA Court of Common Pleas
  • Hon. Joseph P. Testa, NJ Superior Court
  • Hon. William Todd, NJ Superior Court
  • Hon. Aida Waserstein, DE Family Court
  • Hon. Stephanie M. Wauters, NJ Superior Court
  • Hon. William Witham, DE Superior Court
  • Hon. Gary D. Wodlinger, NJ Superior Court
  • Hon. David Workman, PA Court of Common Pleas

Government & Public Interest

If you are pursuing a law degree because you have a passion for serving a particular mission or the public, a career in Government or Public Interest could be the right decision for you. This career path could involve working for the federal, state, or local government, or for a not-for-profit or NGO. The potential practice areas and types of work you could undertake in these settings is nearly limitless, and this path leads many attorneys to have enormously fulfilling careers.

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  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • AIDS Law Project
  • Bucks County District Attorney's Office
  • Christian Legal Services
  • City of Philadelphia Law Department
  • Chester County District Attorney's Office
  • D.C. Department of Health Care Finance
  • Defender Association of Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia County District Attorney’s Office
  • Defender Association of Philadelphia
  • Delaware Attorney General's Office
  • Delaware County District Attorney's Office
  • Delaware County Public Defender
  • Federal Public Defender’s Office, District of New Jersey
  • Friends of Farmworkers
  • Lancaster County District Attorney's Office
  • Pennsylvania Governor's Office of General Counsel
  • Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network
  • Regional Housing Legal Services
  • Rhode Island Office of General Treasurer
  • Manhattan District Attorney's Office
  • Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
  • Miami Public Defender's Office
  • New York County Defender Services
  • North Penn Legal Services
  • Office of County Counsel, Camden County, NJ
  • Office of the Bronx County District Attorney
  • Philadelphia County District Attorney’s Office
  • Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office
  • Tennessee Justice for our Neighbors
  • U.S. Air Force JAG Corps
  • U.S. Army JAG Corps
  • U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement
  • U.S. Marines Corps JAG
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services, Office of Civil Rights
  • U.S. Dept. of Labor, Wage and Hour Division
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs
  • U.S. State Department
  • U.S. Social Security Administration

Law Firms: Large Or Mid-Sized

A career in a large law firm, or BigLaw, is not for the faint of heart. This hard-charging, always grinding, rigorous career path is challenging to break into and equally difficult to succeed at once you are there. However, BigLaw also provides you with the opportunity to deal with the most complex legal issues, work with some of the sharpest legal minds and represent the most prestigious clients. In addition, the BigLaw career path offers you the opportunity to be compensated at a level that is not matched by any other sector of the legal industry.

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  • Archer
  • Armstrong Teasdale
  • Baker Hostetler
  • Ballard Spahr, LLP
  • Barley Snyder
  • Blank Rome
  • Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
  • Burns White
  • Clark Hill PLC
  • Cole Schotz
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • Dechert LLP
  • Dickie McCamey
  • Dilworth Paxson
  • DLA Piper
  • Duane Morris
  • Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott
  • Faegre Drinker Biddle
  • Fish & Richardson
  • Fox Rothschild
  • Greenberg Traurig
  • Holland & Knight
  • Jackson Lewis
  • Jones Day
  • Klehr Harrison
  • K&L Gates
  • Lavin, O’Neil, Ricci, Cedrone & DiSipio
  • Lerner David
  • Littler Mendelson
  • Lowenstein Sandler
  • Manko Gold Katcher & Fox
  • Margolis Edelstein
  • Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin
  • McNees Wallace & Nurick
  • Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads LLP
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius
  • Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell
  • Nixon Peabody
  • Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP
  • Oblon Spivak
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • Paul Hastings
  • Post & Schell
  • Reed Smith
  • Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
  • Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis
  • Silver and Silver
  • Stark and Stark
  • Stevens & Lee
  • Stradley, Stevens, Ronon & Young
  • Swartz Campbell
  • Troutman Pepper LLP
  • Viering Jentschura & Pertner
  • Womble Carlyle
  • Weber Gallagher
  • Weitz & Luxenberg
  • White & Case
  • White and Williams
  • Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer
  • Wilson Elser
  • Wilson Sonsini
  • Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor
  • Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy

Law Firms: Small To Mid-Sized

There are a number of reasons why attorneys decide to embark on careers in small and mid-sized law firms. These firms tend to provide their attorneys with the opportunity to have more autonomy than attorneys at large firms, which means attorneys get more direct client contact and responsibility earlier in their careers and have the chance to begin building their own book of business sooner. Attorneys at small and mid-sized firms also have more opportunities to work with individual clients and small businesses, and to handle a wider range of case types. Additionally, smaller firms tend to put a greater emphasis on work-life balance than many larger firms do.

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  • Abramson Law Group
  • Baer Crossey
  • Bazil McNulty
  • Beasley Law Firm
  • Bennett, Bricklin & Saltzburg
  • Berner Klaw & Watson
  • Borjeson & Maizel
  • Boudwin & Associates, LLC
  • Capehart Scatchard
  • Chartwell Law Offices
  • Ciardi Ciardi & Astin
  • Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman
  • Conrad O'Brien Gellman & Rohn
  • Davis Bucco
  • Diederiks & Whitelaw
  • Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae LLP
  • Eastburn & Gray
  • Elliott Greenleaf
  • Elser & Foster – Morales
  • Francis Alexander LLC
  • Fineman Krekstein & Harris
  • Fisher & Zucker
  • Fitzpatrick, Lentz & Bubba
  • Fraim & Fiorella, PC
  • Fredric Marro & Associates
  • Gawthrop Greenwood
  • Givler & Evers
  • Gitto & Nieffer
  • Goldberg & Beyer
  • Goldberg Miller & Rubin
  • Griesing Law
  • Hall & Hall
  • Halpern & Levy, PC
  • Hartman Shurr
  • Hershman Legal Group
  • High Swartz
  • Hopkins & Schafkopf
  • Hudson Jones Jaywork & Fisher
  • Joseph Reisinger & Associates
  • Kalikhman & Rayz
  • Kane Pugh Knoell & Kramer
  • Kessler Topaz
  • Klasko Rulon Stock & Seltzer
  • Kline & Specter
  • Laffey Bucci & Kent
  • Lauletta Birnbaum
  • Law Offices of Hal Barrow
  • Law Offices of Coren J. Wise
  • Law Offices of Christopher B. Jones
  • Law Offices of Eric A. Shore
  • Law Offices of Thomas More Holland
  • Law Offices of McDonnell & Associates
  • Law Offices of Perry Liss
  • Layser and Freiwald
  • Lyman & AshMarks O’Neill O’Brien & Courtney
  • McCabe Weisberg & Conway
  • Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers
  • McAndrews Law Offices
  • Muskin & Cusick
  • Palecek & Palecek
  • Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel
  • Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti
  • Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano
  • Powell Tractman
  • Ratner Prestia
  • Rawle & Henderson
  • Raymond Ruthrauff, Jr. and Associates, PC
  • Reger Rizzo & Darnall
  • Robert Casey & Associates
  • Rubin Fortunato
  • Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky
  • Schaff & Young
  • Schubert Bellwoar Cahill & Quinn
  • Schultz Law
  • Shemtob Law
  • Siciliano & Associates
  • Spector Gadon & Rosen
  • Strokoff & Cowden
  • Tucker Arensberg
  • Volpe Koenig
  • Wade Goldstein Landau & Abruzzo
  • Weitz Garfinkle Datz
  • Wilcox Zuk Chovin Law Office (Prince Albert, Canada)
  • Yukevich Marchetti Liekar & Zangrilli

Corporations

Working in a corporation can mean a lot of different things for someone with a JD. While traditional attorney positions as in-house attorneys within corporations are a common path for experienced attorneys, these positions are difficult (but not impossible!) to obtain as someone coming right out of law school. However, that does not mean you necessarily need to table the idea of working for a corporation until you have several years of experience in practice. For one thing, many corporations offer terrific internship opportunities that can be a great way to gain experience while in law school (of special significance, many graduates who do manage to join an in-house counsel’s office immediately following law school do so by making themselves indispensable in their role with the company while working as an intern). Additionally, corporations often seek out passionate and driven young attorneys for roles in compliance, risk management, legal operations and data privacy protection, among other roles. Moreover, accounting firms are often interested in attorneys as tax specialists, insurance companies like to hire attorneys as claims specialists, and wealth management companies will seek out attorneys to work as financial advisors.

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  • American Express
  • Amerisource Bergen Co.
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
  • Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
  • Deloitte
  • Drexel College of Medicine
  • Drexel University
  • Firsttrust Bank
  • Glenmede Trust
  • Goldman Sachs
  • IBM
  • Independence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • IGC Commerce
  • Jackson Cross
  • Jefferson Health Systems
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital & Health Center
  • Johnson Matthey
  • Lexis/Nexis
  • Lyondell Chemical Co.
  • Magnesita Refractories Company
  • NFP Lincoln Benefits
  • Optic Cable Corp
  • Pennsylvania Trust Company
  • Pfizer
  • Rembrandt IP Management
  • RGK Entertainment Group, Inc.
  • Themis Bar Review
  • Thomas Jefferson Office of University Counsel
  • University of the Incarnate Word
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Wills Eye Institute
  • U.S Realty Capital

Solo Practice

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and enjoy the prospect of being your own boss, opening your own practice right out of law school might be the right path for you. While this somewhat riskier path is not for everyone, one of the appealing aspects of the legal profession is that you need little more than a license to practice law, a computer, and a good internet connection to be able to hang your shingle. This career path can be both fulfilling and liberating. You will have an ultimate degree of autonomy in your practice, the chance to work directly with clients immediately, and full control over your work-life balance.

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  • Andrew W. Cole, P.C.
  • Bourland Adler
  • Grant Myers, LLC
  • Law Office of Eric Marseglia
  • Law Office of Huy Hguyen
  • Law Office of Leo M. Mulvihill, Jr.
  • Law Office of Michael Lee
  • Nadum Law Associates

* This list represents a sampling of employers that have hired our graduates between March 2009 and May 2020.

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