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Judicial Clerkship Committee

The Judicial Clerkship Committee is comprised of faculty who are all former federal judges or law clerks across the country.  The committee can help you prepare your search, advise as you polish off your cover letters and writing samples, and also perfect your interview skills.  Please contact any one of the committee members if you are interested in a judicial clerkship at any level. 

2020-2021 Judicial Clerkship Committee Members:

Associate Professor Natalie Banta Lynner

Law Clerk, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


Honorable Mark W. Bennett (Chair)

Ret., U.S. District Judge, Northern District of Iowa


Professor Laurie Doré

Law Clerk, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals


Professor Matthew Doré

Law Clerk, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals


Professor Suzan Pritchett

Immigration Law Clerk/Staff Attorney, Second Circuit Court of Appeals;

Judicial Law Clerk/Attorney Advisor, Department of Justice Honors Program - Executive Office for Immigration Review


Professor Danielle Shelton

Law Clerk, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals










Assistant Professor Jennifer Zwagerman

Law Clerk, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals


 Ex Officio 

Kathryn (Katie) Atkinson Overberg

Director, Career Development Office


515- 271-2982



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