Reflections of a Former Law Clerk
Matsuo Kôya Sensei Koki Shukuga Ronbunshû, Gekan [Essays in Honor of Professor Kôya Matsuo on the Occasion of His Seventieth Birthday, Vol. 2] (Kuniji Shibahara, Noriyuki Nishida & Masahito Inouye eds.) (Tokyo: Yuhikaku, 1998), pp. 796(1)-751(46), 1998
24 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2015
Date Written: 1998
This essay discusses the American judicial clerkship system, drawing on my experiences as a clerk for a federal district judge (Chief Judge Edward T. Gignoux, D. Maine) and a Supreme Court justice (Chief Justice Warren E. Burger), as well as published sources and conversations with friends and colleagues. Because it was written for a Japanese audience, it draws some parallels with Japanese institutions.
Keywords: courts, judges, judicial clerks, trial courts, U.S. Supreme Court
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