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Judicial clerkships in the time of coronavirus--uneven compliance with the pilot hiring plan, and post-clerkship connections

 An article in the UC Davis Law Review Online discusses the hiring of law clerks by U.S. judges, during the current pandemic,  with reference to the  Federal Law Clerk Hiring (Pilot) Plan which is in its second year this year. (The plan calls for judges to delay hiring second year law students until June, and to leave offers open for at least 48 hours.)The Federal Law Clerk Hiring Pilot and the Coronavirus Pandemic  by Carl...

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Some adult supervision of the law clerk hiring process

Kagan Says She'll 'Take Into Account' Whether Judges Follow New Clerk Hiring Plan"U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan recently threw her support behind the new law clerk hiring plan by saying she will “take into account” in her own hiring whether judges and law schools comply with the new process..."Kagan’s message for her own chambers is likely to be heard coast to coast. In her nearly eight years on the high...

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Which law schools produce the highest percentage of clerks in Federal courts?

Clerkships, by law school, from U.S. News & World Report.Federal Judicial Clerkship RankingsSchool (name) (state)2015 Best Law Schools rankPercent of 2012 employed J.D. grads with federal judicial clerkshipsPercent of 2012 employed J.D. grads with state and local judicial clerkshipsYale University(CT)136.3%3.3%Stanford University (CA)329.1%2.9%Harvard University (MA)218.5%4.4%University of Chicago415%1.9%Duke...

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Law clerk hiring

Over at Concurring Opinions a little while ago was this :The Law Clerk Hiring Process – An Interview with Federal Judge Thomas AmbroQuestion: How far in advance do you select your clerks?  Some federal judges are now hiring two years in advance?  What is your current practice?Answer:  Right now (March 2014) I have all positions filled for the 2014-’15 and the 2015-’16 terms.  I also have two clerks committed for the...

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Breadwinner wives

In his NY Times column, Dick Thaler writes about the "interesting new paper by Marianne Bertrand, Emir Kamenica and Jessica Pan, three economists who are colleagues of mine at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. They found that traditional views of gender identity, particularly the view that the right and proper role of the husband is to make more money than the wife, are affecting choices of whom to marry, how...