Before going into practice, or even in the midst of practicing, many of us wonder whether we should pursue a judicial clerkship. And if we do want to, what type should we do? The options are many: state supreme courts, state appellate or district courts, federal district courts, and even federal circuit courts. Clerkships can be one of the biggest highlights of a legal career. You get to work alongside judges in their chambers and learn what goes on behind the scenes. In this post, I explore five reasons why you should consider doing both a federal district court and a federal circuit court clerkship. [Read more…] about The Benefits of Doing Both a Federal District Court and a Circuit Court Clerkship
About Natalie Holzaepfel
Natalie is passionate about the law and recently founded a startup, Aliro Immigration, to increase access to immigration services. Prior to her startup, Natalie worked in New York as a white collar defense and internal investigations associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and in California at Perkins Coie. Natalie also clerked for Judge J. Clifford Wallace of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for Judge James G. Carr of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
While attending The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Natalie served as a managing editor of the Ohio State Law Journal, interned in the Education Section of the Office of the Ohio Attorney General, and worked in the General Counsel’s Office at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She also was a judicial extern to Judge Jeffrey Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.