Tag Archives: Clerkships

D.C. Circuit Review – Reviewed: Clerking, D.C. Circuit Edition

by Aaron Nielson — Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015@Aaron_L_Nielson

Law clerks, of course, vow to keep confidential “any information [they] receive through [their] clerkship that is not part of the public record.” Even so, this announcement should be safe: D.C. Circuit law clerks are terrible at basketball. Each year, the D.C. Circuit clerks play a game of basketball against the Supreme Court clerks. In my […]

An Open Letter to 2Ls: Clerkship Season

by Aaron Nielson — Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015@Aaron_L_Nielson

Dear 2Ls, If you hope to clerk for a federal judge after graduation, pay careful attention. Some judges hire clerks during the first semester of the 2L year—or sometimes earlier. Others begin looking at applications after first semester grades are released and law review boards turn over; based on anecdotal information, this may be the […]