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As the Assistant Director at the Career Development Office, I spend a majority of my time assisting Tulane students and alumni in their quest for judicial clerkships and internships. I have been working with many of our current third-year students as they prepare for interviews with federal and state court judges for clerkships following graduation. We are fortunate at Tulane to have our alumni working as judges and law clerks in courts throughout the country, but I am also reminded of what a great city New Orleans is to observe the judicial process. New Orleans is home to the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, which houses both the federal district and bankrupcty courts. The US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is also located in downtown New Orleans, and the court hears appeals from federal district courts throughout Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi. Right near the federal courts in the historic French Quarter is the Louisiana Supreme Court, and there are state appellate and trial courts throughout the metro area. With hot-button issues like the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and various multi-district litigation cases argued every day, the courts in Southeast Louisiana are always busy shaping judicial precedent. Tulane students are encouraged to witness our judicial process at work by observing arguments and trials as they happen, volunteering as summer judicial interns or receiving class credit through the Law School's judicial externship program. The city is also lucky to welcome judges from across the country to various conventions, like the upcoming National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges and the Association of Administrative Law Judges Education conferences, both happening in New Orleans in October 2010. Our stellar court system is just another reason why New Orleans is a great place to be a law student, and why Tulane is fortunate to be located in such a wonderful city.