Feeding the Right Stuff: Would You Clerk for Learned Hand?
Ross E. Davies
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty; The Green Bag
November 18, 2013
Journal of Law, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 187-192, 2013
George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 13-65
Being a feeder judge (that is, a judge whose clerks routinely go on to clerk for a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court) must be difficult. Hard at the start of the process and, alas, sometimes even harder at the end. While a number of forthright scholars and judges have described the challenges at the start, information about difficult endings is in shorter supply. But not nonexistent.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 7
Keywords: feeder judges, hiring, Justice Wiley Rutledge, law clerks, law clerk selection process, law professors, Learned Hand, Supreme Court, reference letters
JEL Classification: K40
Date posted: November 19, 2013 ; Last revised: November 26, 2014