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Law Clerk Program

2022 Spring Law Clerk Program

The South Carolina Attorney General’s Office offers a law clerk program for students enrolled in an accredited law school.  Law Clerks will have an opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge of the Office while conducting research, providing administrative support, and attending court hearings, depositions, or trials as schedules permit.  Law Clerks must work at least 12 but no more than 15 hours per week. Undergraduate or graduate students seeing internship opportunities should apply through the Internship Program.

All student positions will report to our office in downtown Columbia. We are not offering remote positions at this time.

Application Process

The Office will accept applications from September 15, 2021, until 5:00 pm on October 15, 2021. No applications will be accepted after the deadline.

Interested applicants must submit the following:

Applicants should upload each document to the Attorney General’s Office website using the form below.  All documents should be in pdf format saved with the following document titles:

  • LastName_FirstName_Resume
  • LastName_FirstName_Coverletter
  • LastName_FirstName_Application

Applications not submitted in pdf format will not be considered.  All documents must be uploaded at one time.  Applicants will not have an opportunity to save a portion of their application and return later to submit the remaining documents.

All applicants are required to submit to standard background checks that include a criminal history check, driver’s license check, and a drug screening.  Law Clerks assigned to the Prosecution/State Grand Jury Section must take an oath of secrecy and may be required to complete and pass a more extensive background check.  Law Clerks so sworn must keep the confidence of the state grand jury and not disclose the testimony of a witness or other evidence received by it to anyone except as authorized by law.  Law Clerks must maintain confidentiality even beyond the duration of their employment with this Office.

Announcement of Acceptance 

The Office will begin accepting applications according to the following schedule:

Summer 2022 Program: January 17, 2022 - January 31, 2022

Fall 2022 Program: June 1, 2022 - June 30, 2022

Clerkships must end at the conclusion of the student’s 3L year.  Upon the end of the clerkship, the Office can make no obligation to hire law clerks as permanent or non-permanent employees.  All law clerks serve at the will of the Attorney General’s Office.

Students must inform the office immediately of any outside employment to ensure there is no conflict of interest.

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