Judicial Clerkships

UCI Law students accept post-graduate judicial clerkships at different times in their legal careers.  Many students secure clerkships before they graduate as either their first job after graduation or for a later year.  Some of these students also secure their second and sometimes third clerkship after they graduate. Others apply for their first clerkship as alumni. The chart below reflects these statistics, reported to the CDO as of March 2022.

Judicial Clerkships Statistics
Year Number of Graduates Reporting a Clerkship
as 1st Job After Graduation
Number of Clerkships Obtained by Graduates
(at any time)
Federal State Total Federal State Total
2012 15 1 16 29 1 30
2013 15 2 17 24 3 27
2014 9 0 9 20 0 20
2015 13 1 14 21 2 23
2016 17 1 18 29 1 30
2017 10 1 11 16 1 17
2018 8 1 9 11 2 13
2019 4 7 11 11 7 18
2020 5 3 8 12 3 15
2021 3 2 5 6 2 8

 

 The document below is a comprehensive list of all federal and state court judges who have hired UCI 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)
  • Mackenzie Anderson '20

    U.S. District Court, Central District of California 
    (2020-2021)
  • Photo of Alisha Ansari ’16

    Alisha Ansari ’16

    Hon. Shashi H. Kewalramani
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    (2018-2019)
    Hon. Cynthia A. Bashant
    U.S. District court, Southern District of California
    (2019-2021)

  • 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) 

    Hon. Nancy L. Moritz
    Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2022-2023)

  • 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)

  • Hannah Bartlett ‘21

    Hon. Karen Nelson Moore
    Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2023-2024)

  • 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
    (2016-2017)
    Hon. Jacqueline H. Nguyen
    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2020-2021)

  • Aaron Benmark '16

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

  • Justin Berchiolli ’19

    Hon. Peter M. Reyes, Jr.
    Minnesota Court of Appeals
    (2019-2020)

    Hon. Kevin G. Ross
    Minnesota Court of Appeals
    (2020-2021)

  • Kayley Berger '22

    Hon. Milan D. Smith, Jr.
    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2023-2024)
  • 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)

  • Anne Conley '15

    Hon. Dean D. Pregerson
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    (2015-2016)

    Hon. Alex Kozinski (Ret.)
    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2016-2017)

  • 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)
  • Dr. Pilar Margarita Hernández Escontrías '20

    Hon. Jennifer Sung
    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2022-2023)

  • 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 Robin Gray '17

    Robin Gray '17

    Hon. Virginia A. Phillips (Chief Judge)
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    (2018-2020)

  • 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)

  • Brian Hardingham '12

    Hon. Jane Stranch
    Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2015-2016)

    Hon. Cormac Carney
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    (2016-2017)

  • 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)

  • Daniel Lammie '22

    Hon. Xavier Rodriguez
    U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
    (2023-2024)

  • 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)

  • Jane Yoojung Lee ’12

    Hon. Frances Tydingco-Gatewood
    U.S. District Court, District of Guam
    (2013-2015) 

    Hon. Stanley Boone and Hon. Erica Grosjean
    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
    (2015-Present)

  • Samuel Leff '22

    Hon. Bruce J. McGiverin
    U.S District Court, District of Puerto Rico
    (2022-2023)

  • 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)
  • Allyson Myers '21

    Hon. Robert B. Kugler
    U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
    (2022-2023)

  • 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)

  • Ronald Park '16

    Hon. Josephine L. Staton
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    (2016-2017)

    Hon. Jacqueline H. Nguyen
    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2017-2018)

  • Photo of Lisa Petak '14

    Lisa Petak '14

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

  • Ingrid Peterson '16

    Hon. James V. Selna
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    (2016-2017)

    Hon. Karen N. Moore
    Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2017-2018)

  • Katie Raitz '21

    Hon. Shashi H. Kewalramani
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    (2021-2022)
  • 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)
  • Photo of David Rodwin '12

    David Rodwin '12

    Hon. Andre Davis (Ret.)
    Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2012-2013)

    Hon. Catherine C. Blake
    U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
    (2013-2014)

  • 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)

  • Adam Sechooler '13

    Hon. John W. Holcomb
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    (2020-2021)

  • 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)
    Hon. Consuelo Callahan
    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    (2021-2022)

  • 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)

  • Al Staumont '21

    Hon. Jude Pate
    Alaska Superior Court, First Judicial District
    (2021-2022)
  • 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)

  • Philip Tankovich '19

    Hon. Frances Tydingco-Gatewood
    U.S. District Court, District of Guam
    (2022-23)
  • 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)
  • Ronghua Wang ‘18

    Hon. Catherine Bauer
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California
    (2018-2020)

    Hon. Mark D. Houle
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California
    (2020)

  • 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
    (2012-2013)
    Hon. Kevin Sharp (Ret.)
    U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
        (2013-2014)

  • Francis Yang '16

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