The Market for Federal Judicial Law Clerks

108 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2001  

Christopher Avery

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Christine Jolls

Yale Law School; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Richard A. Posner

University of Chicago Law School; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Alvin E. Roth

HBS Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Abstract

In September 1998, the Judicial Conference of the United States abandoned its latest attempt to regulate the timing of interviews and offers in the law clerk selection process. This paper surveys the further unraveling of the market since then, makes comparisons with other entry level professional labor markets, and evaluates some possibilities for reform.

JEL Classification: J44, J41, K00, K40

Suggested Citation

Avery, Christopher and Jolls, Christine and Posner, Richard A. and Roth, Alvin E., The Market for Federal Judicial Law Clerks. Forthcoming in University of Chicago Law Review. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=263988 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.263988

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