Paul L. Caron

Monday, March 21, 2022

Muller: Federal Judges Have Already Begun To Drift Away From Hiring Yale Law Clerks


Following up on Friday's post, Federal Appeals Judge Suggests Yale Law Protesters 'Should Be Disqualified for Potential Clerkships':  Derek Muller (Iowa), Federal Judges Have Already Begun to Drift Away From Hiring Yale Law Clerks:

The truth is, Yale Law has already seen falling clerkship placement numbers in recent years. Incidents like this may harden some judges’ opposition. ...

I’ll start with percentage of graduates placed into a full-time, long-term federal clerkship. ...


A few items stand out. Yale would typically place between 25% and 35% of its class into federal clerkships. Its number is low in 2020, but not the lowest in this time period. A couple of times, Stanford has placed a higher percentage of clerks than Yale. But noteworthy is Chicago’s climb, from 10% of the class in 2013 to a whopping 27.6% in 2020, for the first time in recent memory besting Yale.

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