Tuesday, September 23, 2008

About this blog

I've only included clerks hired this year. A two-year clerk in the second year of a clerkship for 2009-2010, for instance, would not be included [but a clerk working a second year would be bracketed]. A career clerk would not be listed.

Feel free to post anonymously. It's not the most readable format, but if you search using Ctrl+F, it makes it extremely easy to find the information you want, all on one page. It's also easy for me to edit, and I don't have to host a Web page.

If possible, please report whether the clerk hired is a Class of 2009 law school student or a clerk who has graduated earlier. Graduate clerks are designated with a school name in italics.

Do not confuse this site with the Clerkship Notification Blog. This site is not intended to be a resource for information on which judges are hiring or who has begun interviewing. It is only intended to log which judges have hired from which schools. Judges who did not hire (or are reported as not expecting to hire) any clerks this term (e.g., some senior judges, those with only career clerks) are so noted. Inactive judges are not listed.

Do not tell me that I'm missing information or about how inaccurate my information is. If it's inaccurate and you can correct the errata, then tell me what to correct and I'll do so. If it's inaccurate but you have no factual information that can remedy the errata, save some anecdotal evidence of "at least a dozen" people who're clerking, or that "I can think of at least three that aren't listed," but you fail to name who they're clerking for, I'll ignore your comments. It's utterly unproductive.

This site focuses solely on federal appellate clerks. There are numerous other resources for Supreme Court clerks, and it does not track staff attorneys. It also looks only at clerks who will work the 2009-2010 term.