Judicial Clerkships

The document below is a comprehensive list of all federal and state court judges who have hired UCI School of Law students and graduates for post-graduate clerkships.

    Clerkship Yearbook

    Below are some of our alumni who have clerked for judges across the United States, from California to the U.S. Virgin Islands. This is a non-comprehensive list based on voluntary participation.

  • Nefi Acosta ‘16

    Hon. Thelton E. Henderson (Ret.)
    U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
    (2016-2017)

  • Melissa Adams ’18

    Hon. Sidney R. Thomas
    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2018-2019)

  • Tim Alamsjah ’16

    Hon. Sheri Pym
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    (2016-2018)

  • Photo of Jaime Allgood ‘20

    Jaime Allgood ‘20

    Hon. Jeannette Castagnetti
    First Circuit Court (Oahu) Hawaii
    (2020-2022)

  • Thea Alli '18

    Hon. Harris Hartz
    Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2018-2019)

  • Photo of Peter Alter '19

    Peter Alter '19

    Hon. Karen Nelson Moore
    Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2020-2021)
  • Nicole Ambrosetti '13

    Hon. David H. Sanders (Ret.)
    23rd Judicial Circuit, West Virginia
    (2013-2015)
  • Photo of Alisha Ansari ’16

    Alisha Ansari ’16

    Hon. Shashi H. Kewalramani
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    (2018-2019)

  • Jonhatan Aragon '20

    Hon. Nancy J. Koppe
    U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
    (2020-2021)

    Hon. Xavier Rodriguez
    U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
    (2021-2022) 

  • Emile Ayoub '16

    Hon. Roslynn R. Mauskopf
    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
    (2016-2017)

  • Photo of Peter Bae '19

    Peter Bae '19

    Hon. Elayna J. Youchah
    U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
    (2019-2021)
  • Photo of Sara Banco '17

    Sara Banco '17

    Hon. Carolyn McHugh
    Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2017-2018)

  • Photo of Adam Barry '13

    Adam Barry '13

    Hon. Kim McLane Wardlaw
    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2013-2014)

  • Photo of Ryan Beall '16

    Ryan Beall '16

    Hon. Christopher M. Klein
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California
    (2016-2018)

  • Photo of Jamila G. Benkato ‘16

    Jamila G. Benkato ‘16

    Hon. David O. Carter
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    (2016-17)
    Hon. Jacqueline H. Nguyen
    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (forthcoming 2020-21)

  • Aaron Benmark '16

    Hon. Frederic Block
    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
    (2017-2018)

  • Markie Betor '20

    Hon. Abbi Silver
    Nevada Supreme Court
    (2020-2021) 

  • Photo of Joseph Boniwell '13

    Joseph Boniwell '13

    Hon. Christopher Klein
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California
    (2013-2015)

  • Photo of Jessica Brostek '16

    Jessica Brostek '16

    Hon. John C. Coughenour
    U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
    (2016-2017)

  • Photo of Nora Cassidy '17

    Nora Cassidy '17

    Hon. Bruce McGiverin
    U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico
    (2017-2018)
    Hon. Kim Wardlaw
    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2018-2019)

  • Denny Chan ’12

    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    (2012-2013)
  • Christina Chen ’13

    Hon. Christopher M. Klein
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California
    (2013-2014)
    Hon. Stephen R. Bough
    U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
    (2017-2018)

  • Joy Chen ‘17

    Hon. Sheri Pym
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    (2017-2019)

  • Sheila Chen ’15

    Hon. Roslyn O. Silver
    U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
    (2016-2017)

  • Photo of Jennifer Chin '13

    Jennifer Chin '13

    Hon. Gonzalo P. Curiel
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
    (2013-2014)

  • Brian M. Choc ’14

    Hon. Richard F. Boulware II
    U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
    (2014-2015)
    Hon. Dan Aaron Polster 
    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
    (2015-2017)

  • Photo of Emily J. Cross '16

    Emily J. Cross '16

    Hon. Sidney R. Thomas
    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2016-2017)

  • Photo of Christopher Dalbey '12

    Christopher Dalbey '12

    Hon. Bruce A. Markell (Ret.)
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Nevada
    (2012-2013)
    Hon. Andrew P. Gordon
    U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
    (2013-2014)

  • Photo of Coral del Mar Lopez '15

    Coral del Mar Lopez '15

    Hon. Gustavo A. Gelpí
    U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico
    (2015-2016)

  • Terrence Desouza ‘17

    Hon. H. Christopher Mott
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas
    (2017-2018)
    Hon. M. Elaine Hammond
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California
    (2018-2019)

  • Photo of Jeanne Detch '13

    Jeanne Detch '13

    Hon. Harris L. Hartz
    Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2013-2014)
    Hon. Jeffrey T. Miller
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
    (2014-2015)
    Hon. Marilyn L. Huff
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
    (2015-2016)

  • Tommy Du ’15

    Hon. Otis D. Wright
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    (2018-2019)

  • Carly Edelstein ‘13

    Hon. Eric L. Clay
    Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2013-2014)

  • Anya Engel '16

    Hon. Carl E. Stewart
    Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2016-2017)
  • Andrea Feathers ’12

    Hon. Andrew J. Guilford (Ret.)
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    (2012-2013)

  • Daisy Ocampo Felt ‘15

    Hon. Joan H. Lefkow
    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
    (2015-2016)

  • Photo of Abby Formella ’18

    Abby Formella ’18

    Hon. John C. Coughenour
    U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
    (2018-2019)
  • Reed Grantham '13

    Hon. Maria M. Cabret
    Supreme Court of the U.S. Virgin Islands
    (2013-2014)

  • Photo of Skyler Gray '14

    Skyler Gray '14

    Hon. Joseph R. Goodwin
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
    (2014-2015)
  • Ginger L. Grimes '15

    Hon. Daniel R. Foley (Ret.)
    Intermediate Court of Appeals, State of Hawai’i
    (2015-2016)

  • Nicholas Hartmann ‘14

    Hon. Eric Clay
    Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2015-2016)
    Hon. Andrew J. Peck (Ret.)
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
    (2016-2018)

  • Photo of Brandon Iskander '14

    Brandon Iskander '14

    Hon. Robert A. Gordon
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Maryland
    (2014-2015)

  • Photo of Lauren Kaplan '13

    Lauren Kaplan '13

    Hon. George H. King (Ret.)
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    (2014-2015)

  • Photo of Aileen Kim '18

    Aileen Kim '18

    Hon. Salvador Mendoza, Jr.
    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
    (2018-2019)

  • Photo of Samuel Thien Lam '12

    Samuel Thien Lam '12

    Hon. Thomas M. Reavley
    Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2012-2013)

  • Photo of Catriona Lavery '15

    Catriona Lavery '15

    Hon. Sidney R. Thomas
    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2015-2016)
    Hon. Bruce M. Selya
    First Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2016-2017)

  • Rodney Leggett '19

    Hon. Miranda Du
    U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
    (2020)

  • Laura Lively ’17

    Hon. Sidney R. Thomas
    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2018-2019)

  • Photo of Sean Thomas Lobb '18

    Sean Thomas Lobb '18

    Hon. John Early
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    (2018-2019)
    Hon. Andrew Guilford (retired)
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    (2019-2020)

  • Photo of Christine Luu '13

    Christine Luu '13

    Hon. Jon P. McCalla
    U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
    (2013-2014)

  • Samrah Mahmoud ‘12

    Hon. Josephine L. Staton
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    (2012-2013)

  • Photo of Erna Mamikonyan '14

    Erna Mamikonyan '14

    Hon. Cormac J. Carney
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    (2014-2015)

  • Photo of Jonathan Markovitz '14

    Jonathan Markovitz '14

    Hon. John C. Coughenour
    U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
    (2014-2015)

  • Photo of Tim Martin '14

    Tim Martin '14

    Hon. Arthur J. Tarnow
    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
    (2014-2016)

  • Photo of Quiyarra McCahey '20

    Quiyarra McCahey '20

    Hon. Colin Lindsay
    U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
    (2020-2022)
  • Kellye Ng-McCullough ’16

    Hon. Lawrence J. O’Neill; Hon. Dale A. Drozd
    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
    (2019-2020)

  • Chen Nisynboim ‘15

    Hon. James Dennis
    Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2015-2018)

  • Photo of Brian Olney '13

    Brian Olney '13

    Hon. Margaret M. Morrow (retired)
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    (2013-2014)
    Hon. Stephen Reinhardt (deceased)
    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2014-2015)

  • Photo of Grace Park '19

    Grace Park '19

    Hon. Pedro Castillo
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    (2020-2022)

  • Photo of Lisa Petak '14

    Lisa Petak '14

    Hon. Otis D. Wright, II
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    (2015-2016)

  • Kyle Reynolds ‘15

    Hon. Richard L. Puglisi (Ret.)
    U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii
    (2015-2016)

  • Photo of Katie Rice '19

    Katie Rice '19

    Hon. Robert C. Chambers
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
    (2020-2021)
  • Emma Rosenberg '13

    Hon. Gary A. Feess (Ret.)
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    (2013-2014)
  • Photo of Joseph Roth '15

    Joseph Roth '15

    Hon. Harry T. Edwards
    U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
    (2015-2016)
    Hon. Robert E. Bacharach
    Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2016-2017)

  • Photo of Ariela Rutbeck-Goldman '16

    Ariela Rutbeck-Goldman '16

    Hon. Cheryl Pollak
    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
    (2017-2018)
    New York State Court of Appeals
    (2018-2020)

  • Christine Schrottenbaum ’18

    Hon. David Wiggins (Ret.)
    Iowa Supreme Court
    (2018-2019)

  • Photo of Isra Shah '12

    Isra Shah '12

    Hon. Catherine Bauer (Ret.)
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California
    (2012-2014)

  • Photo of Cameron Sheldon '19

    Cameron Sheldon '19

    Hon. Bradley A. Maxa
    Washington State Court of Appeals, Division II
    (2019-2021)
  • Photo of Akhil Sheth '13

    Akhil Sheth '13

    Hon. Andrew Guilford (retired)
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    (2015-2016)

  • Photo of Lori Speak '12

    Lori Speak '12

    Hon. Sarah Netburn
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
    (2013-2014)

  • Photo of Jaclyn Stahl '13

    Jaclyn Stahl '13

    Hon. Morgan Christen
    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2013-2014)

  • Photo of Jennifer Steeve '15

    Jennifer Steeve '15

    Hon. Harry T. Edwards
    U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
    (2016-2017)

  • Photo of Paul Strickland '19

    Paul Strickland '19

    Hon. Richard W. Pollack
    Supreme Court of Hawai’i
    (2019-2020)

  • Phillip Syers ‘13

    Hon. Ivan L.R. Lemelle
    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
    (2013-2014)
    Hon. Sandra L. Townes (Deceased)
    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
    (2016-2017)
    Hon. Mark G. Mastroianni
    U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
    (2017-2018)

  • Photo of Flor Tataje '12

    Flor Tataje '12

    Hon. Maureen Tighe
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California
    (2014-2015)

  • Jennafer Tryck ‘12

    Hon. Dana Fabe (Ret.)
    Supreme Court of Alaska
    (2012-2013)

  • Anne Turner ’15

    Hon. Roslynn R. Mauskopf
    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
    (2015-2016)

  • Photo of Stephanie Vancil de Oliveira '19

    Stephanie Vancil de Oliveira '19

    Hon. Dean E. Ochiai
    First Circuit Court (Oahu) Hawaii
    (2019-2020)
    Hon. Richard Clifton
    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2020-2021)
  • Photo of Olivia Weber '17

    Olivia Weber '17

    Hon. Christina Snyder
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    (2017-2018)

  • Photo of Harrison Weimer '21

    Harrison Weimer '21

    Hon. Mark A. Kearney
    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    (2022-2023)
  • Photo of Kaitlin Wetz '19

    Kaitlin Wetz '19

    Hon. Robert B. Kugler
    U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
    (2020-2021)
    Hon. Catharina Haynes 
    Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2021-2023)

  • Photo of Stefanie Wilson '14

    Stefanie Wilson '14

    Hon. Harry T. Edwards
    U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
    (2014-2015)

  • Photo of Robert Winson '18

    Robert Winson '18

    Hon. David L. Horan
    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas 
    (2018-2019)

  • Photo of Ari Yampolsky '12

    Ari Yampolsky '12

    Hon. Jane Branstetter Stranch
    Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2012-13)
    Hon. Kevin Sharp (Ret.)
    U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
        (2013-14)

  • Francis Yang '16

    Hon. Alia Moses
    U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
    (2016-2017)