U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan recently threw her support behind the new law clerk hiring plan by saying she will “take into account” in her own hiring whether judges and law schools comply with the new process.

Kagan described the chaos surrounding the former hiring process and her support for the two-year pilot plan during remarks April 30 at the annual meeting of the 7th Circuit Bar Association and Judicial Conference of the Seventh Circuit in Chicago. Her comments were confirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court’s public information office.