Monday, April 27, 2009

New home for Law Clerk Addict

I'm pleased to roll out the brand new home for the Law Clerk Addict. It's the home to much, much more than which judges hired clerks from which schools. Please visit and contribute!

What you'll find:

-Blog entries for LCA and other contributors

-Mirror site for clerk-related threads and discussion board subjects

-Notifications of recently-posted information on judges contacting or extending offers to applicants

-Full database of federal court of appeals judges, and expanded database of federal district court judges

-Law school demographics, archived annually, of the judges' clerks

-Career history, profile information, and anonymous commentary for each judge

-Daily OSCAR updates

-And more to come in the future!

Please, please, please visit, and help make the 2010-2011 clerkship season a rousing success for LCA!

I'm very happy to take any suggestions, comments, concerns, or thoughts you may have on the site.

Thank you!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Big Changes coming to Law Clerk Addict

That's all I have for now. But please wait with bated breath! (Among the changes: I will no longer be using Blogger, so know that any site using "" and the like is fraudulent.)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

What's the 3L v. Graduate clerk breakdown?

In all, there are 289 3Ls clerking, comprising about 56% of all clerks. About 35% of clerks are graduates, totaling 181 clerks. "Unknown" (47) comprises the remainder.

About 82% of clerks on the 10th Circuit are 3Ls, along with 80% of clerks on the 7th Circuit. In contrast, about 53% of clerks on the 2d Circuit are graduates, and about 60% of clerks on the 3d Circuit.

Which judges hire early?

Two qualifications of this data.

First, "early" means pre-plan. Now, it's not technically "early" to hire graduates pre-plan, but it's a way of distinguishing when judges move and how quickly.

Second, a listing as "not early" may actually mean early. If a judge hires a clerk on August 1, but it is reported on this site on October 1, then it is recorded as "not early," even though it was an early hire. Note, however, that the converse cannot be true, which means that the "early" hiring statistics are a guaranteed minimum.

3L early 46 9.3%
3L not early 243 49.3%
Grad early 114 23.1%
Grad not early 67 13.6%
Unk early 12 2.4%
Unk not early 35 7.1%

Judges known to have hired 3Ls before Labor Day:
Fisher, Van Antwerpen Sr. (3)
King, Niemeyer, Shedd, Wilkinson, Williams (4)
Barksdale, Benavides, Smith, Southwick, Garwood Sr. (5)
Posner (7)
Ikuta, Kozinski, Reinhardt (9)
Gorsuch, Henry, Kelly, Tymkovich, Baldock Sr., Ebel Sr. (10)
Dubina, Pryor, Cox Sr. (11)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Top 31 law school chart

Here's a visual representation of the percentage of clerks from the Top 31 law schools. (I apologize for the abbreviations; however, they should be sufficiently readable.) Blue means the clerk will graduate in 2009; red means the clerk was a graduate with prior work experience; pale yellow means the clerk's graduate status is unknown.