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
Date Written: August 1, 2013
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: Suggested Citation