Supreme Court Clerks, October Term 2010: Where Are They Now?
Checking in with SCOTUS clerks, a decade after their time at One First Street.
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As part of my continuing coverage of Supreme Court law clerks during these lazy days of August, I have picked up a feature that Professor Derek T. Muller used to run at his excellent Excess of Democracy blog: a look at what Supreme Court clerks are doing with themselves professionally, a decade after their clerkships. As I’ve previously explained, in these pages and elsewhere, a SCOTUS clerkship is one of the most impressive credentials in the legal profession, and its holders often go on to illustrious careers within the law. So it’s worth watching what they’re up to, and the ten-year mark is a good vantage point—far enough along to be illuminating, but not so far along as to be moot.1
Muller did “SCOTUS Clerks: Where Are They Now” write-ups for the Supreme Court classes from October Term 2003 through October Term 2009, with his last report appearing in October 2019. In response to my inquiry, he said he doesn’t plan to continue the series, so I’ve picked it up here at Original Jurisdiction, with his blessing.
In this post, I’ll look at the October Term 2010 class of clerks, who are actually now 11 years out of their clerkships. Around the official start of October Term 2021 (which isn’t that far off, frighteningly enough), I’ll profile the October Term 2011 class. As Muller used to do, I’ll begin with the list of former clerks and their current jobs, then offer some observations (but feel free to skip ahead to the color commentary if you like).
Here’s the list. I adopt Muller’s standard caveat: “This list is probably unreliable and has not been fact-checked in any way, except for the links provided (and these links admittedly often aren't the best source material). Some designations, including ‘recently,’ are the last-available information. As always, please let me know of any errors or corrections.”
For some clerks, I have provided more than one link—e.g., a link to a law firm bio and a LinkedIn profile. But again, I haven’t contacted all these folks personally to verify their info; please post in the comments or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any updates or fixes.
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