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Judicial Clerkship Committee

The Judicial Clerkship Committee is comprised of faculty who are dedicated to supporting Drake Law students wishing to pursue a judicial clerkship at any level.  The faculty all have direct experience with the judiciary and understand the important role that judicial law clerks play. 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. 

Judicial Clerkship Committee Members:

Honorable Mark W. Bennett (Chair)

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


Steve Foritano 


Associate Professor Jeremy Kidd

Law Clerk, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah


Associate Dean and Professor Erin Lain


Associate Professor Natalie Banta Lynner

Law Clerk, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals  


Assistant Professor Alexa Perez

Law Clerk, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


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 Bob Rigg

Director, Drake Criminal Defense Clinic


Professor Danielle Shelton

Law Clerk, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals




Associate Professor Jennifer Zwagerman

Law Clerk, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals


 Ex Officio 

Carole A. Tillotson

Director, Career Development Office


515- 271-4974



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