A New Path to Clerkship, and Improved Diversity in Federal Law

Federal Law Clerkship Hiring

Law school deans have spoken, and it’s paid off!  In February 2018 a group of federal judges agreed to a plan that pushes law clerk hiring to after law students’ second year in school.

In addition to easing the pressure on first-year law school students, the open process is expected to increase diversity among law clerks in federal law.

You can read more about how this plan came about in the original article from our colleagues at The National Law Journal, and the open letter from over 100 law school deans.  See more details on the  Federal Law Clerk Hiring Pilot here.


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