The Amusing Life Of A Supreme Court Law ClerkPosted: August 24, 2012
The greatest privilege of my professional life was serving as a law clerk to Chief Justice Ellen Ash Peters on the Connecticut Supreme Court in 1990-91. It’s been all down hill since then. 🙂 People occasionally ask me how I came to clerk for the Chief Justice. I typically answer–only half-jokingly–that I was good at taking law school exams.
Well, it seems I’m not the only law clerk to use that line. If I had been really, really, really good (as opposed to just good), and if I have gone to Harvard, Yale, Stanford, etc., I might have clerked on the U.S. Supreme Court. Check out this funny and informative article by Jay Wexler, former law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and currently a professor at my alma mater juris, Boston University School of Law.