Fixing the Clerkship System

September 26, 2022 • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

Join WLSA and OutLaw in conversation with Aliza Shatzman and Matthew Goodman, Co-Founders of The Legal Accountability Project- a nonprofit aimed at ensuring that law clerks have positive clerkship experiences, while extending support and resources to those who do not. Aliza will share her personal experience with gender discrimination, harassment, and retaliation by a former DC judge to combat the culture of silence in the legal community that discourages law clerk reporting, explain the circumstances that led her to launch her nonprofit, and discuss the scope of judicial misconduct. She will then propose solutions, including The Legal Accountability Project's resources, which will transform the clerkship landscape for the next generation of attorneys and ensure they can pursue careers they love, in workplaces free from discrimination and harassment. RSVP here: Lunch is provided. Contact Sarah Lim at or Morgan Kelleher at