Legal clerkship

Legal trainees and lawyers with at least the 1st state examination or a university degree have the opportunity to complete part of their legal clerkship (usually the elective station) or a three-month internship in my cabinet.

The trainee lawyer will support the Advocate General and her staff in the preparation of final motions and other research. They can take part in the oral hearings of the Court of Justice. He or she will also be involved as far as possible in the discussions between the Advocate General and her staff and must also make his or her own contributions in this context, e.g. presenting current decisions of the Court of Justice. The duties of the trainee lawyer may relate to a wide variety of areas of European Union law, taking into account any areas of interest.

Applicants are expected to integrate into an international working environment. A good command of the German and French language, in particular the ability to read French pleadings, is essential. A good knowledge of European Union law is a prerequisite for a professional qualification. In addition, the applicant should have achieved at least the grade "fully satisfactory (vollbefriedigend)" in the first state examination in law.

It is recommended to apply early for an internship. As a rule, the lead time is approx. 1 year.

Applications can be sent by email to carolin[dot]scheuer[at]

Short internship

In addition, students without a 1st State Examination can also take part in a limited two-week internship at the Court of Justice if they can prove that they have a special interest in European law. Please send applications to the address above. 

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