The Delaware Department of Justice Summer Law Clerk Program offers law students the rare opportunity to gain experience in almost every legal background, reflecting the unique structure of the Department. In most states, the Attorney General represents the state’s agencies, boards, and commissions, while the county district attorneys handle criminal prosecutions. In Delaware, the Attorney General has both responsibilities. To the extent practicable, our summer clerks are fully integrated into the work and life of the Department, with the goal of gaining a realistic view of the rewards and demands of public service. Summer law clerks are afforded the opportunity to work in several practice areas with many attorneys in a collegial atmosphere.
Upon graduation from law school, former summer law clerks are given strong preference in our hiring process; many current Deputy Attorneys General began their careers with the Department as summer law clerks.
Competitive applicant should have a commitment to public service, excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to evaluate cases, determine resolutions, and anticipate legal issues through the ability to research accurately and effectively. Must have or be able to develop a good working relationship with other Deputy Attorneys General, support staff and Court personnel. Must have the ability and determination to learn and apply the relevant laws and court rules.
Please send all applications to Mary McTaggart at firstname.lastname@example.org with a clear indication in the subject line that this is for the NLLSA Career fair. They ask for a cover letter, resume, and transcript.