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October Term 2007 Clerk Hiring: Filling in the Blanks

Supreme Court hallway Above the Law Above the Law Above the Law.JPGOur recent post about Supreme Court clerk hiring for October 2007 generated a wealth of tips — just as we hoped it would. You drew our attention to a number of future clerks whose hirings were not reflected in our last listing.
Like Leslie Kendrick, a former Rhodes scholar and current Wilkinson clerk. We like the story of how Justice Souter offered her a job:

Kendrick was working at her desk on an ordinary Friday afternoon when the call from Souter came though. “I wondered if you were still in the market for a clerkship?” she recalled Souter asking. Of course, the answer was yes.

We believe that we now have the names of all the OT 2007 clerks. Also, Justice Thomas has hired almost all of his OT 2008 clerks, and Justice Alito has hired at least one.
You can check out the complete listing of next Term’s clerks, as well as some OT 2008 info, after the jump.


As always, please bring errors or omissions to our attention by email (subject line: “Supreme Court clerk hiring”). Thanks!
OCTOBER TERM 2007 SUPREME COURT CLERK HIRES (as of March 23, 2007)
Chief Justice John G. Roberts
1. Jason Burnette (UGA 2006 / R. Lanier Anderson)
2. Josh Hawley (Yale 2006 / McConnell)
3. Anton Metlitsky (Harvard 2005 / Garland)
4. Erin Morrow (Yale 2005 / Wilkinson)
Justice John Paul Stevens
1. Todd Gluth (Boalt Hall 2005 / W. Fletcher)
2. Sara Klein (Cardozo 2005 / Barry (3d Cir.) / Lifland (D.N.J.))
3. Kate Shaw (Northwestern 2006 / Posner)
4. Abby Wright (U. Penn. 2006 / Boudin)
Justice Antonin Scalia
1. Aditya Bamzai (University of Chicago/Sutton/OLC)
2. John Bash (Harvard 2006 / Kavanaugh)
3. Bryan Killian (Harvard / Niemeyer)
4. Rachel Kovner (Stanford / Wilkinson)
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy
1. Michael Chu (Harvard / D. Ginsburg)
2. Stephen Cowen (U. Chicago / D. Ginsburg)
3. Andrianna (“Annie”) Kastanek (Northwestern 2005 / Ripple)
4. C.J. Mahoney (Yale 2006 / Kozinski)
Justice David H. Souter
1. Bert Huang (Harvard 2003 / Boudin)
2. Leslie Kendrick (UVA 2006 / Wilkinson)
3. Michael Mongan (Stanford 2006 / Garland)
4. Micah Smith (Harvard 2006 / Calabresi)
Justice Clarence Thomas
1. Eric McArthur (Chicago 2005 / Luttig)
2. Carrie Severino (Harvard 2005 / Sentelle)
3. Heath Tarbert (U. Penn 2001 / D. Ginsburg)
4. Leila Thompson (NYU / Lambert (D.D.C.) / Sentelle)
Justice Thomas, by the way, is almost done with his October Term 2008 hiring. See here.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
1. Ruthanne Deutsch (Georgetown 2004 / Dyk (Fed. Cir.))
2. Brian Fletcher (Harvard 2006 / Garland)
3. Tom Saunders (Yale 2004 / Leval)
4. Zack Tripp (Columbia 2005 / Kearse)
Justice Stephen G. Breyer
1. Michael Bosworth (Yale 2003 / Rakoff (SDNY) / Katzmann)
2. Karen Dunn (Yale 2006 / Garland)
3. Eric Feigin (Stanford 2005 / Wilkinson)
4. Philippa M. Scarlett (Columbia 2003 / A. Williams (7th Cir.))
Justice Samuel Alito
1. James Hunter (Yale 2004 / Alito)
2. Geoffrey Michael (Yale 2000 / Alito)
3. David H. Moore (BYU 1996 / Alito)
4. Jessica Phillips (Northwestern 2006 / Flaum)
Justice Alito has started hiring for OT 2008 too. He has already hired Professor Dana Irwin, a former Third Circuit clerk (but not a former Alito clerk — she clerked for Chief Judge Anthony Scirica).
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (retired):
1. Heidi Bond (U. Michigan 2006 / Kozinski)
Earlier: October Term 2007 Clerk Hiring: It’s Almost Over (If It Isn’t Already)
Supreme Court Clerk Hiring: A Few More OT 2007 Hires
More SCOTUS Clerk Hiring News: October Term 2007 Hires
SCOTUS Clerk Hiring News: An Errata Sheet
Supreme Court Clerk Hiring Update: October Term 2007

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