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 ¶  Supreme Court Clerkship Placement, 2003 Through 2013, 2013
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SUPREME COURT CLERKSHIP PLACEMENT, 2003 THROUGH 2013 TERMS
September 10, 2013

This study covers the 2003 through 2013 terms (the 2000-2007 results are here), and reports the total number of clerks hired from each law school by a justice of the Court.

There are two rankings below: one based on “per capita” placement; and one based on total placement. Because of the small number of clerks chosen in a given year; because clerks are only chosen from the very top of any law school’s class; because current clerks participate in the process of selecting new clerks; and because the Justices themselves have particular school loyalties, gross numbers are probably more informative, but both kinds of results are presented. The class size (rounded to the nearest 25) is taken from the most recent ABA guide data on matriculating students. This is misleading in one important respect, since class size may have been different over the period of time during which the clerks were selected. The total number of clerks divided by recent class size is not a measure of the likelihood of getting a Supreme Court clerkship, but rather some indication of the relative success of schools in placing graduates as Supreme Court clerks taking into account their size.

Ranked by “Per Capita” Clerkship Placement, 2003-2013 (total number of clerks divided by recent class size (rounded to two places)

Rank

School

“Per Capita” Rate

1

Yale University

.45

2

Stanford University

.19

3

Harvard University

.18

4

University of Chicago

.13

5

University of Virginia

.07

6

Columbia University

.04

 

Duke University

.04

 

Northwestern University

.04

9

New York University

.03

 

University of California, Berkeley

.03

 

University of Georgia

.03

 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

.03

13

Brigham Young University

.02

 

Georgetown University

.02

 

University of Pennslyvania

.02

 

University of Texas, Austin

.02

17

Cornell University

.01

 

George Washington University

.01

 

University of Minnesota

.01

 

University of Notre Dame

.01

 

Vanderbilt University

.01

 

Ranked by Total Clerkship Placement, 2003-2013

Rank

School

Total number of clerks 2003-2013

Recent Class Size (rounded to nearest 25)

1

Harvard University

101

575

2

Yale University

  89

200

3

Stanford University

  33

175

4

University of Chicago

  25

200

 

University of Virginia

  25

375

6

Columbia University

16

425

7

New York University

14 

475

8

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

11

375

9

Georgetown University

 10

675

10

Northwestern University

 9

250

 

University of California, Berkeley

 9

300

12

Duke University

 7

200

 

George Washington University

 7

550

14

University of Georgia

6

200

 

University of Texas, Austin

 6

400

16

University of Pennsylvania

 5

250

17

Brigham Young University

  3

150

18

Cornell University

  2

200

 

University of California, Los Angeles

  2

325

 

University of Minnesota

  2

250

 

University of Notre Dame

 2

175

 

Vanderbilt University

 2

200

The following schools each graduated one student who secured a U.S. Supreme Court clerkship between 2003 and 2013:  Boston College; Brooklyn Law School; Cardozo Law School/Yeshiva University; Creighton University; George Mason University; Lousiana State University; Ohio State University; Pepperdine University; Rutgers University, Camden; Seton Hall University; University of Kansas; University of Utah; University of Wisconsin, Madison.



[1] Justice Breyer, for example, taught at Harvard, and often hired Harvard clerks; the same is true for Justice Ginsburg and Columbia; and Justice Scalia and Chicago.  All the BYU graduates were hired by Justice Alito.  Justices Alito and Thomas are more likely to hire from “less elite” law schools, perhaps in part because they hire through conservative legal networks which value “ideological purity” more than pedigree.

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