Summer Law Student Clerkship 2023

Deadline: February 3, 2023

IPNO welcomes law students who want to address systemic racism and inequities as root causes of wrongful convictions. This clerkship is flexible and is generally full-time, often for pro bono service credit or class credit.  Both rising 2L and 3L students are invited to apply. Successful applicants will have a demonstrated interest in some aspect of our work (post-conviction law, indigent defense, investigation, criminal justice reform, and/or criminal law), but no specific coursework or experience is required. This is an unpaid clerkship.

To apply, collect the following documents in a SINGLE PDF file:

  • A cover letter explaining your interest in the position
  • A current résumé, including GPA
  • At least two references and their contact information
  • Writing sample (limited to 10 pages)

Name your application file Full Name_Summer Law Clerkship (ie. Jane Doe_Summer Law Clerkship) and email as an attachment to

Please submit applications no later than February 3, 2023.

We will contact applicants who have advanced to the interview stage of the application. Please do not call to inquire about your application status.