October 12, 2011
Of the 39 law school graduates serving as clerks to the U.S. Supreme Court justices and retired justices in the 2011-2012 term, 13 hail from Harvard Law School—the highest number from a single law school this year. Last term 11 Harvard graduates served as law clerks.
Former HLS Dean Elena Kagan ’86 has appointed two HLS graduates to serve as clerks for this year’s term of the nation’s highest court. Sitting Supreme Court Justices have four clerks each, for a total of 36. Each of the three retired justices also has a clerk.
The 13 HLS graduates serving as U.S. Supreme Court clerks for the 2011-2012 term are:
|Justice Sotomayor||Justice Kennedy|
|Justice Kennedy||Justice Roberts|
|Justice Breyer||Justice Kagan|
|Justice O’Connor (Retired)||Justice Roberts|
|Justice Sotomayor||Justice Ginsburg|
|Justice Kagan||Justice Kennedy|