Clerkships have become increasingly prominent in the culture of elite law schools in recent years. More students are seeking clerkships; the application process starts earlier and lasts longer; and the quest seems to generate more anxiety and absorb more energy than in the past.
Law | Legal Education | Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility
William H. Simon,
Judicial Clerkships and Elite Professional Culture,
J. Legal Educ.
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