Ken Paxton

Law Clerk Program

The Law Clerk Program strives to introduce qualified first-year and second-year law students from around the country to the rewarding and diverse legal work of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) of Texas. Law students are eligible to apply for a law clerk position after completing at least one semester of law school. OAG law clerks are selected through our mail application process (explained at the bottom of this section) or through on-campus interviews (OCI) at Texas Law Schools during the Fall semester.

Many law schools offer fellowships or stipends to their students who work for government entities during the summer. Check with your law school's career services office for details regarding stipends, hiring criteria, resume drop deadlines, etc. Law clerks work under the direct supervision of an Assistant Attorney General. Clerkships are generally for six weeks, but clerks may request to stay longer than six weeks. Law clerks can start as early as May 2, as long as there is an orientation session on their start date.

Check with your law school's career services for the dates the OAG will be at OCI.

Important Dates for all Applications MAILED to the OAG

August 1, 2018 - first date 2L mail-in applicants may apply

October 15, 2018 - last date for 2L mail-in applicants may apply

December 1, 2018 - first date 1L mail-in applicants can apply

January 31, 2019 - last date 1Ls mail-in applicants can apply

Along with your completed Law Clerk Application, send a copy of your resume, cover letter, and an unofficial copy of your latest transcript via email to

If you have any questions about our law clerk program, please email - Loretta Aranda.

Law Clerk Application (PDF)
Law Clerk Program Brochure (PDF)