Reflections on the End of the Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan

112 Mich. L. Rev. First Impressions 22 (2013)

8 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2014 Last revised: 20 Oct 2015

Aaron Nielson

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School

Date Written: August 1, 2013

Abstract

The D.C. Circuit recently announced it will no longer follow the Federal Judges Law Clerk Hiring Plan. With that announcement, the Plan effectively died — as countless clerkship applicants can now attest. As a postmortem, this essay argues that the Plan’s demise illustrates transcendent lessons about regulatory design. By reminding us of these lessons, the Plan’s legacy need not be one of failure, but of avoiding even greater failures in the future.

Keywords: Law clerk, Clerkship, Federal clerkship, Clerkship hiring, Federal judges law clerk hiring plan, Law student hiring, Federal law clerk, Law student interview, Clerkship interview, How do I become a federal law clerk, Tips on getting a federal law clerkshi

JEL Classification: K23, K21, K40

Suggested Citation

Nielson, Aaron, Reflections on the End of the Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan (August 1, 2013). 112 Mich. L. Rev. First Impressions 22 (2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2411055

Aaron Nielson (Contact Author)

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School ( email )

430 JRCB
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
United States

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