law clerk

noun

Definition of law clerk

: a person (such as a law school graduate) who provides a judge, magistrate, or lawyer with assistance in such matters as research, writing, and analysis landed a job as a law clerk at the Supreme Court straight out of law school

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1761, in the meaning defined above

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“Law clerk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/law%20clerk. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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law clerk

noun

Legal Definition of law clerk

: one (as a law school graduate) who provides a judge, magistrate, or lawyer with assistance in such matters as research and analysis

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