Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Which judges are participating in the Yale law boycott?

A couple of readers have asked whether there is a list of the boycotters.  The only two that appear to be public are Judge Ho of the 5th Circuit and Judge Branch of the 11th Circuit.  One law professor who inquried about this explained:

Since your blog is read by many law profs, I think you should publish the names of judges who have publicly stated they will not hire Yale clerks so that faculty at other places can decide whether they will recommend students to those judges.   One of the advantages of a clerkship is exposure to someone of experience who can model good decision-making and convey an appropriate sense of how a judge comports him/herself and takes on hard questions in our system.  A faculty member could well come to the view that a particular judge would not provide a good life-learning experience for a would-be clerk and a boycotting announcement could well figure in such a determination.

I guess I would be disinclined to encourage a boycott of the boycotting judges, as it were.   Still, it ought to be a matter of public record (if only for the benefit of Yale students) which federal judges are joining this boycott.  If anyone knows of a list of the other judges participating in this boycott, please post a link in the comments.  Submit the comment only once, it may take awhile to appear.


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