U.S. Supreme Court law clerks, at the upper echelon of the clerking experience, are mostly male and mostly white.

That’s the bottom-line finding of a series of stories The National Law Journal published last year, and helps put in perspective Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s hiring of four female clerks. Kavanaugh’s four clerks—Shannon Grammel, Megan Lacy, Sara Nommensen and Kim Jackson—mark the first time in history, according to Kavanaugh, that a justice has hired four women in a single term. Jackson is an African-American female.