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Working for Judges

When I was in law school just following my first year, I was fortunate enough to be able to get an externship with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judge. It's an unpaid position, but it allowed me for three months to work hand in hand with his clerks and with him and to draft briefs to, even more importantly than writing, to review briefs, to see the process in action, to listen to the attorneys argue their positions to the court, to see the process that judges go through in administering justice. And I was fortunate enough for that to be followed up by a full-year clerkship following law school. So for one full year, I clerked for Judge Stephen Trot who heard all manner of cases, criminal, immigration, civil, and I was able to really learn from him, his experience, his life. And it gave me insights into the justice system that I don't really think you can get any other way.

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