Danielle Gilbert Lands Federal Clerkship in her Hometown of Austin, Texas

Published: August 28, 2013 share

Danielle Gilbert (3L) will be clerking for U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Lane in the Western District of Texas in Austin next year. 

“I am thrilled to share the news that Danielle Gilbert, our Law Review Editor in Chief, has landed a federal clerkship,” said Director of Career Services Beverly Bracker. “Danielle set her mind on a clerkship pretty early on in law school, and she worked extremely hard to make this happen.”

“I am so excited about this clerkship,” said Gilbert. "Working for a judge is my dream job.  I enjoy the neutral, contemplative writing that a judicial clerkship entails. When I got a post-graduate clerkship offer from Judge Mark Lane, a U.S. magistrate judge in the Western District of Texas, I immediately accepted. Judge Lane's 25 years of experience in Austin's legal community made clerking in his chambers very desirable to me.”  

Gilbert is thrilled that this opportunity will take her back to her hometown of Austin, Texas where she can be near her family. “Getting a clerkship required some planning and preparing,” said Gilbert. “I knew that I wanted to be a judicial clerk, so I applied for as many judicial externships as possible. I had completed three judicial externships by my 3L year, and I believe those experiences are why Judge Lane hired me.”

This summer Gilbert held a prominent internship with the Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review in San Francisco, through its Summer Law Internship Program (SLIP).

Gilbert says that she will miss San Diego and all of her TJSL friends and colleagues when she leaves next May, but that she is  “excited to see all of our careers begin."