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Yale Law School is punching above its weight in terms of the number of students who clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court, but a push to improve diversity at the university reflects a stubborn national trend: clerks are still disproportionately white men.

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Diversity has improved at Yale, with 53 percent of the class of 2020 being female, and 48 percent being students of color. Still, 86 percent of Yale’s Supreme Court clerks since 2005, or 102, have been white men. Among all colleges, Yale is second in the number of clerks sent since 2005, with 119. That’s four fewer than Harvard University, which is three times bigger.

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Robert Storace

Robert Storace covers legal trends, lawsuits and analysis for the Connecticut Law Tribune. Follow him on Twitter @RobertSCTLaw or reach him at 203-437-5950.

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