Julia Holcer ’16

Judicial Law Clerk, Illinois Supreme Court

I pursued a judicial clerkship because of the rigorous training opportunity it presents.

During law school, I enjoyed legal writing and research. Having externed for Judge Jeffrey Ford, I was exposed to a spectrum of legal issues that I had not previously encountered. My legal writing and research necessarily improved because I had to rely upon these skills to navigate unfamiliar topics instead of background knowledge. I knew that a full-time clerkship would lead to further refinement of my legal writing and research abilities and general knowledge of the law.