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September 7, 2021

A record 116 University of Virginia School of Law alumni are clerking for the 2021 term, including 20% of the Class of 2021.

July 13, 2021

Michael Corcoran, a 2017 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, will clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas at the U.S. Supreme Court during the 2022 term.

March 30, 2021

Libby (Stropko) Baird, a 2019 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, will clerk for Justice Amy Coney Barrett at the U.S. Supreme Court for the 2021 term.

September 22, 2020

A record 109 University of Virginia School of Law alumni are clerking this term, including 20% of the Class of 2020.

August 4, 2020

Avery Rasmussen ’21, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, will clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh for the 2023 term.

June 23, 2020

Maria Monaghan, a 2017 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, will clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito next term.

February 5, 2020

Daniel Richardson, a 2018 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, will clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer next term.

January 8, 2020

Three University of Virginia School of Law alumnae in the Class of 1982 served as clerks on the U.S. Supreme Court. Find out what they learned from the experience.

November 13, 2019

A total of 104 University of Virginia School of Law alumni are clerking this term, including 20% of the Class of 2019, the highest percentage in more than a decade.

June 14, 2019

Could Paul Hurdle, a 1973 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, be the oldest law clerk in the country?

May 10, 2019

Jessica Wagner, a 2015 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, has been chosen by Justice Samuel Alito to clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court next term.

May 9, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law graduates in the Class of 2018 are No. 1 among law schools in landing federal clerkships and jobs at large firms.

May 1, 2019

McCoy Pitt, a 2013 alumnus of the University of Virginia School of Law, will clerk at the International Court of Justice in the upcoming year.

April 30, 2019

Aparna Datta wanted a law degree to help get her foot in the door and improve the lives of others. She’ll graduate from the University of Virginia School of Law on May 19 with the tools she needs to advocate.

December 14, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law alumnae Katie Barber ’15 and Megan Lacy ’10 are clerking at the U.S. Supreme Court for the 2018 term.

October 1, 2018

A record 38 University of Virginia School of Law alumni are clerking at federal appellate courts for the 2018 term.

December 12, 2017

Based on the National Law Journal’s analysis of clerk hires from 2005 to 2017, the University of Virginia School of Law is No. 4 nationally in law school feeders with 32 clerks.

April 24, 2017

In a few short moments in January, University of Virginia School of Law graduate Katie Barber '15 went from interviewing with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to learning that she would soon clerk for her.

December 27, 2016

The University of Virginia School of Law community may remember 2016 as a year of saying goodbye to old friends and celebrating rising stars.

February 2, 2016

UVA Law alumnus Austin Raynor '13 has been selected to clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas of the U.S. Supreme Court during the 2016 term starting this fall.

November 24, 2014

Andrew Kilberg, a 2014 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, will clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy during the 2015-16 term.

October 22, 2014

Ben Tyson '14 will clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts during the 2015-16 term.

September 4, 2014

Jonathan Urick, a 2013 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, will clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia during the 2015-16 term.

July 7, 2014

Galen Bascom, a 2013 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, will clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer during the 2015-16 term.

Bascom said she was "both overwhelmed and excited" when she received the news. "But mostly I was overjoyed," she said.

November 21, 2013

The Barracks Road Shopping Center marked the northernmost edge of town on Route 29. Law students wore coats and ties and took classes in Clark Hall on the main University of Virginia Grounds.

October 29, 2013

Andrew Bentz, a 2012 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, will clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy during the 2014-15 term.

March 7, 2013

Brian Schmalzbach, a 2010 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, will clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas during the 2013-14 term.

May 17, 2012

One University of Virginia School of Law student walking down the Lawn on Sunday has lined up the most prestigious job a law graduate can have.

January 25, 2012

Lauren Willard '11 will clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy during the 2012-13 term.

October 25, 2011

Rebecca Gantt '11 will clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer in the 2012-13 term.

March 24, 2009

Gordon Todd '00 and Kosta Stojilkovic '04, both former U.S. Supreme Court clerks, discuss effective oral advocacy during a Student Legal Forum talk March 24 at the Law School. Todd and Stojilkovic are associates at Sidley Austin in Washington, D.C.

December 12, 2005

As a clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Daniel Bress ’05 appreciates researching and reasoning over cases with his co-clerks and boss, Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson ’72, as much as the tight-knit group's daily 3.5 mile run.

October 17, 2005

David Bragdon had just finished the first grueling day of the North Carolina bar exam — the third state bar exam he's taken — when he got the news that he was going to interview for a Supreme Court clerkship under Justice Clarence Thomas for the 2006-07 court year.

September 20, 2005

John Adams '03 had settled down to work in private practice after a postgraduate clerkship and a pre-law career as a naval officer when he heard one more call to duty.

March 24, 2005

When Allison Orr '04 runs her daily three miles with Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III '72 and her fellow law clerks at the University track during lunch, she takes the inside lane.

September 3, 2004

A confluence of events has conspired to boost the clerkship process from an individual application system to one in which the Law School processes everything centrally, making for better tracking of applications, better counseling of applicants, and better statistical tools for analyzing what makes a clerkship applicant successful.

April 9, 2004

Ryan Shores '03 felt nervous as he walked into Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist's office, but found that the tough interview he was expecting was more like a conversation, as he talked with Rehnquist about the history of some of the furniture in his office.