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As an undergraduate student, try to participate in an internship at a courthouse, law firm, or other legal employer. Additionally, many private public defense organizations offer internships. While in law school, it's a good idea to participate in a judicial clerkship. A clerkship with a judge will provide you with a behind-the-scenes look at the court system and the issues judges and lawyers deal with daily. Participation in school-sponsored legal clinics, in practice trials under the supervision of experienced attorneys, and in your school’s moot court competitions also provide excellent experience. 

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