What is the firms policy on judicial clerkships?
We actively seek judicial clerks, and recognize the benefits of the insights and training conferred by a judicial clerkship. Approximately half of all Covington lawyers have held at least one judicial clerkship, either directly after law school or after an intervening period of private practice. We reward judicial clerks who come directly to the firm following their clerkship with credit for purposes of both salary and partnership consideration, together with a $50,000 bonus for those who have clerked for a federal judge, or for the highest court in any state or the District of Columbia. We have a very active Supreme Court practice, as well as a number of former Supreme Court clerks among our ranks; we fully appreciate the benefits of a Supreme Court clerkship and offer Supreme Court clerks a highly competitive bonus and credit for their clerkships for purposes of partnership and compensation. We strongly encourage law students to apply for clerkships in their third year of law school