The Amusing Life Of A Supreme Court Law Clerk

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.



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