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Law Clerk 3, Iowa Supreme Court (SCA 13049-001)

Date Posted
July 1, 2021
Full Time

Job Details


Thursday, July 1, 2021

Position Title

Law Clerk 3


Judicial Branch Building
1111 E Court Ave
Des Moines, IA 50319


Annual salary $59,924.80
Eligible for State of Iowa benefits

Position Summary

Justice Christopher McDonald of the Iowa Supreme Court is accepting clerkship applications for the 2022-23 term. Applicants should have excellent academic credentials (top 12.5% required) and outstanding writing and research skills.
Position is intended to be a term clerkship opportunity beginning in August 2022.


Conduct legal research, draft memoranda, prepare case summaries, and review opinions to assist Justice McDonald with the disposition of cases.


Graduation from an ABA accredited law school, high standard of academic excellence, considerable legal research, and experience writing for a legal journal are required.

Final candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

The Iowa Judicial Branch is an E-Verify employer.

Contact Information

How to Apply

All applicants must complete an Iowa Judicial Branch Application for Employment.  Applicants must also submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and either a reference list (at least 2 references listed) or letters of recommendation (at least 2 letters of recommendation).  The application materials should be in .pdf format.

Application and supporting materials may be emailed to:

Or mailed to:

Iowa Supreme Court
Attn. Hon. Christopher McDonald
Judicial Branch Building
1111 E Court Ave
Des Moines, IA 50319

Posting Close Date

Applications will be accepted until August 23, 2021.

Select applicants will be contacted after the closing date to schedule an interview. 



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