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The new market for federal judicial law clerks
Christopher Avery

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The new market for federal judicial law clerks
Christopher Avery, Christine Jolls, Richard Posner, Alvin E. Roth.

Published 2007 by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English.

About the Book

"In the past, judges have often hired applicants for judicial clerkships as early as the beginning of the second year of law school for positions commencing approximately two years down the road. In the new hiring regime for federal judicial law clerks, by contrast, judges are exhorted to follow a set of start dates for considering and hiring applicants during the fall of the third year of law school. Using the same general methodology as we employed in a study of the market for federal judicial law clerks conducted in 1998-2000, we have broadly surveyed both federal appellate judges and law students about their experiences of the new market for law clerks. This paper analyzes our findings within the prevailing economic framework for studying markets with tendencies toward "early" hiring. Our data make clear that the movement of the clerkship market back to the third year of law school is highly valued by judges, but we also find that a strong majority of the judges responding to our surveys has concluded that nonadherence to the specified start dates is very substantial -- a conclusion we are able to corroborate with specific quantitative data from both judge and student surveys. The consistent experience of a wide range of other markets suggests that such nonadherence in the law clerk market will lead to either a reversion to very early hiring or the use of a centralized matching system such as that used for medical residencies. We suggest, however, potential avenues by which the clerkship market could stabilize at something like its present pattern of mixed adherence and nonadherence, thereby avoiding the complete abandonment of the current system"--National Bureau of Economic Research web site.

Edition Notes

Title from PDF file as viewed on 8/8/2007.

Includes bibliographical references.

Also available in print.

System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Mode of access: World Wide Web.

Series
NBER working paper series -- working paper 13213, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research : Online) -- working paper no. 13213.

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Library of Congress
HB1

The Physical Object

Format
Electronic resource

ID Numbers

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OL23160621M
LC Control Number
2007616358

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