The return of the Supreme Court to the headlines, with its ruling today in a big legislative prayer case, reminded me: it has been several months since our last update on Supreme Court clerk hiring.

So let’s plunge right in. As you’ll see in the list below, there aren’t many openings left. In fact, it’s quite possible that the justices are done hiring and we just don’t have all the future clerks’ names yet.

Also after the jump, some bonus SCOTUS clerkship coverage: a list of the top feeder judges for the past five Terms….

We’ll start with the list of the feeder judges. It was presented by Justice David Stras of the Minnesota Supreme Court at a great conference about clerking at Marquette Law School that I recently spoke at. Here you go:

If you’d like to double-check the work of Justice Stras (or his law clerk), you can see the underlying data in this comprehensive Wikipedia listing of Supreme Court law clerks. Congrats to these fabulous feeder judges (with a special shout-out to my former boss, Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain of the Ninth Circuit).

Now, on to the folks whose names will eventually be added to that august Wikipedia list. As always, if you have any additions or corrections, please email us (subject line: “SCOTUS clerk hiring”) or text us (646-820-8477). Thanks.

OCTOBER TERM 2014 SUPREME COURT CLERK HIRES (as of May 5, 2014)

Chief Justice John G. Roberts
1. Kathryn Cherry (Yale 2013 / Kavanaugh)
2. Chris Michel (Yale 2013 / Kavanaugh)
3. Graham Phillips (Harvard 2013 / Griffith)
4. Ryan Snyder (Notre Dame 2012 / Kethledge / Bristow Fellow)

Justice Antonin Scalia
1. Samuel Eckman (Chicago 2013 / Kozinski)
2. Benjamin Flowers (Chicago 2012 / Ikuta)
3. Judd Stone (Northwestern 2010 / Winfree (Alaska) / E. Jones)
4. Vivek Suri (Harvard 2013 / Sutton)

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy
1. Andrew Bentz (UVA 2012 / Kozinski)
2. James Crooks (Columbia 2013 / Kozinski)
3. Joshua Matz (Harvard 2012 / Oetken (S.D.N.Y.) / Reinhardt)
4. Caroline Van Zile (Yale 2012 / Kavanaugh / Boasberg (D.D.C.))

Justice Clarence Thomas
1. Jenn Bandy (Duke 2012 / Pryor)
2. Brinton Lucas (UVA 2011 / Wilkinson / Bristow Fellow)
3. Hayley (Nix) Proctor (Yale 2012 / Griffith)
4. Robert Stander (BYU Law / Lee (Utah) / Sutton)

(Marisa Maleck (Chicago 2011 / Pryor) has been hired for a Term other than October Term 2014.)

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
1. Ari Holtzblatt (Yale 2010 / Tatel),
2. Mark Musico (Columbia 2011 / Boudin / Woodlock (D. Mass.))
3. Lauren Pardee (Yale 2010 / Rakoff (S.D.N.Y.) / Katzmann / Liu (Cal.))
4. ?

Justice Stephen G. Breyer
1. Ilana Gelfman (Yale 2009 / Woodlock (D. Mass) / Katzmann)
2. Michael Gervais (Yale 2011 / Kozinski)
3. Aaron Scherzer (Yale 2010 / Reinhardt / Rakoff (S.D.N.Y.))
4. Kendall Turner (Stanford 2013 / Garland)

(For October Term 2015: Farah Peterson (Yale 2012 / Calabresi).)

Justice Samuel Alito
1. Aaron Nielson (Harvard 2007 / Smith (5th Cir.) / J.R. Brown)
2. ?
3. ?
4. ?

Justice Sonia Sotomayor
1. Luke McCloud (Harvard 2011 / Niemeyer / Kavanaugh)
2. Michael Pollack (NYU 2011 / J.R. Brown)
3. Jennifer Sokoler (Columbia 2010 / Cote (S.D.N.Y.) / Katzmann)
4. ?

Justice Elena Kagan
1. Will Dreher (Harvard 2013 / Kavanaugh)
2. Daniel Hemel (Yale 2012 / Boudin / Srinivasan)
3. Amanda Rice (Harvard 2011 / Boasberg (D.D.C.) / Tatel)
4. Elizabeth Wilkins (Yale 2013 / Garland)

Justice John Paul Stevens (retired)
1. Travis Crum (Yale 2011 / Thompson (M.D. Ala.) / Tatel / Bristow Fellow)

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (retired):
1. Eli Savit (Michigan 2010 / Bea / Tatel)

(For October Term 2015: Sarah Boyce (Duke 2012 / Sutton / Bristow Fellow).)

Justice David H. Souter (retired):
1. ?

Do you know about a hire we haven’t reported yet, or have an addition or correction to any of this info? Please email us (subject line: “SCOTUS clerk hiring”) or text us (646-820-8477). Thanks!

Earlier: Supreme Court Clerk Hiring Watch: October Term 2014 Is Filling Up Fast
30 Under 30: The Top Young Lawyers And Policymakers
Supreme Court Clerk Hiring Watch: The Early Word On October Term 2014
Prior ATL coverage of Supreme Court law clerks


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