Connor W. K. Brown wrote for The Crimson:
“It is no surprise that since 2005, 85% of Supreme Court clerks have been non-Hispanic white… and only a third have been women,” the open letter reads. “As clerkship application timelines have become front-loaded, students who would benefit from additional time to adjust to law school, or who may lack an insider’s understanding of the competitive process, have been left at a significant, strategic disadvantage.”
The letter argues the continuation of the program is necessary to equalize the playing field in the clerkship hiring process. There are still a number of federal circuits that have not signed up for the program.
Read more at The Crimson.