Are Federal Judges Cutting Corners to Hire Clerks Early?

The system for placing them with federal judges is breaking down.

Karen Sloan National Law Journal
October 18, 2010
Are the Wild West days of federal clerk hiring back? That’s what some law school administrators and judges fear. They worry that the voluntary system whereby federal judges wait until September of the 3L year to hire clerks is teetering. Judges are choosing clerks earlier in the year and are being inundated with applications as the legal job market narrows. And a trend toward hiring the already graduated means fewer positions are available for fresh law graduates.

Complete National Law Journal article.

See also: U.S. Federal Judges Law Clerk Hiring Plan 2010

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