Monday, September 20, 2021

Top 15 Law Schools by "Per Capita" Placement of Graduates as Supreme Court clerks in the last five years

This covers the October terms 2017 through 2021.  Only schools with at least two clerks placed during this time period are listed.  The "per capita" rate is the total number of clerks divided by the typical size of a graduating class in recent years, based on ABA data (and rounded to the nearest 25).   Below the fold, the total number of clerks for all schools with at least one SCOTUS clerk during this period are listed.

Rank

School

Per Capita rate

Total clerks 2017-2021

1

Yale University

.29

57

2

University of Chicago

.13

25

3

Harvard University

.07

38

 

Stanford University

.07

14

5

New York University

.02

  7

 

University of Michigan

.02

  6

 

University of Notre Dame

.02

  3

 

University of Virginia

.02

  5

9

Columbia University

.01

  5

 

Duke University

.01

  3

 

George Washington University

.01

  4

 

Northwestern University

.01

  2

 

University of California, Berkeley

.01

  4

 

Vanderbilt University

.01

  2

 

School (avg. class size to nearest 25)

Total clerks, 2017-2021

Yale University (200)

57

Harvard University (550)

38

University of Chicago (200)

25

Stanford University (200)

14

New York University (450)

  7

University of Michigan (375)

  6

Columbia University (400)

  5

University of Virginia (325)

  5

George Washington University (500)

  4

University of California, Berkeley (325)

  4

Duke University (225)

  3

University of Notre Dame (175)

  3

Northwestern University (250)

  2

Vanderbilt University (175)

  2

The following schools each had one graduate clerk on SCOTUS during the 2017-2021 terms:  Georgetown University; University of Texas, Austin; Brigham Young University; University of Florida, Gainesville; Cornell University; University of California, Los Angeles; University of Mississippi; Pepperdine University; Ohio State University; Louisiana State University.

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