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Feeding the Right Stuff: Would You Clerk for Learned Hand?

Journal of Law, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 187-192, 2013

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 13-65

7 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2013 Last revised: 26 Nov 2014

Ross E. Davies

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty; The Green Bag

Date Written: November 18, 2013

Abstract

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.

Keywords: feeder judges, hiring, Justice Wiley Rutledge, law clerks, law clerk selection process, law professors, Learned Hand, Supreme Court, reference letters

JEL Classification: K40

Suggested Citation

Davies, Ross E., Feeding the Right Stuff: Would You Clerk for Learned Hand? (November 18, 2013). Journal of Law, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 187-192, 2013; George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 13-65. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2356535

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