What is needed to become a law clerk?

Judges usually hire law students during their second or third years of law school to begin working as law clerks after they graduate. The term "law clerk" is also sometimes used to refer to law students who are working for a law firm for the summer or part-time during the semester, or after graduation while they are waiting for their bar results. Law clerks, whether they are working for a judge, a law firm, or some other legal employer, are people who are either in law school or who have recently graduated.