The luster of Supreme Court clerk jobs seems brighter than ever, and not just because a former high court clerk has succeeded another as chief justice. But, even as law firms offer former clerks hiring bonuses of $200,000, pushing clerkships ever upward into the stratosphere of rewards to which young lawyers can aspire, one stark reality persists: Recipients are overwhelmingly white and male. It appears that only three of the 37 clerks currently serving at the Court are minorities.
High Court Clerks: Still White, Still Male
May 25, 2006