There is a new road to professional advancement -- and face time at the U.S. Supreme Court -- for former high court law clerks. Instead of heading to D.C. law firms with appellate specialties, more and more former clerks are taking lower-paying positions as state solicitors general. While notable in itself, the trend is a sign of another important development in the appellate landscape: the increasing number and prestige of state solicitor generalships.
Stating Their Case
The American Lawyer
August 18, 2003
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