We surveyed 536 judicial law clerks to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical judicial law clerk. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a judicial law clerk?

Low

High

Working as a judicial law clerk typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a judicial law clerk?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a judicial law clerk typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a judicial law clerk?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a judicial law clerk. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for judicial law clerks.

Is being a judicial law clerk stressful?

Low

High

Stress is not uncommon amongst judicial law clerks, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.

Is being organized important as a judicial law clerk?

Low

High

Some level of organization is generally required to be a judicial law clerk.

How competitive is the workplace for judicial law clerks?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for judicial law clerks.

Does being a judicial law clerk require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for judicial law clerks.

Are judicial law clerks allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Judicial law clerks rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do judicial law clerks have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Judicial law clerks tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being a judicial law clerk physically demanding?

Low

High

Work as a judicial law clerks is not the most physically demanding of careers, falling in the bottom half of all careers.

Are judicial law clerks exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Judicial law clerks tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being a judicial law clerk require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a judicial law clerk.

Does being a good judicial law clerk require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a judicial law clerk.