Law Clerk Opportunity — Summer 2018
The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals employs as Law Clerks a select few high-quality law students during the Summer. Law Clerks assist Board Judges by conducting legal research, drafting legal memoranda, preparing analyses of facts, assisting in the preparation of orders and decisions, attending hearings and taking part in mediations.
- Multiple vacancies: Washington, DC
- Summer clerkships are full-time for 12 weeks beginning in May and ending in August. Split or partial clerkships are not allowed.
- Pay is subject to availability of appropriations and legal authority. Positions may be filled on an unpaid basis.
- If positions are paid, they are full-time twelve-week temporary appointments as a GS-0904-07 ($44,941 to $58,428 per annum).
- You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
- The Board seeks law students with a desire to learn about the substantive and procedural areas in which the Board operates.
- No specific courses are required for selection, but government contracts courses are helpful.
- Successful applicants will demonstrate strong analytical and writing skills.
- Law Clerks must be proficient with both traditional legal research and online legal research tools, such as Westlaw.
An application package must include the following:
- Cover letter stating your reason for seeking a Law Clerk position with the CBCA, and your relevant academic and other qualifications;
- Law school transcript (need not be official); and
- A legal writing sample no longer than 10 double-spaced pages.
How To Apply
Applicants must submit their application materials by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put your name in the subject line of your e-mail message. Application materials MUST be in .pdf format only. Applications received in
formats other than .pdf (e.g., .doc or .docx) will not be opened and will be deleted without consideration.
The Board will accept applications from 2Ls for Summer 2018 positions between August 15, 2017 and October 31, 2017.
The Board will accept applications from 1Ls for Summer 2018 positions between December 15, 2017 and February 1, 2018.
Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the final day of the application period.
If an application is received outside of the time period noted above, it will not be opened and will be deleted without further consideration.
- The Board will evaluate all complete applications received by the deadline.
- The most highly qualified applicants will be invited to an interview with one or more Board Judges, either in person or by telephone.
- Applicants will be notified, usually within two weeks of the date of their interview, whether they have been selected.
- Applicants who are not selected will be notified within two to three weeks.
For More Information
Please send inquiries to Mr. Greg Parks, Chief Counsel.
Equal Opportunity Employer