THE SUMMER LAW CLERK PROGRAM
Navy OGC hires
eight to ten second-year law students each year to work for eight to twelve
weeks as summer law clerks. These positions are paid at the GS-9 level,
including any approved locality pay increase. Recruitment starts in the early
fall and extends through early November. Eligibility for this program is
restricted to students who will have completed two full years of law school at
the start of their summer clerkships and satisfy
To learn more about the OGC Summer Law Clerk experience, please see the
Summer Law Clerks Newsletter.
Some of the law clerks hired each year are interested in a career as a Navy
Intellectual Property attorney in the summer law clerk program. (Individuals
interested solely in pursuing an Intellectual Property Law specialization must
have adequate technical background, usually evidenced by an engineering degree,
or a degree in the physical sciences, computer sciences, or mathematics.)
On average, OGC has made "advance commitment" to about 70 percent of the summer law clerks.