In the spring 2021 edition of Judicature (Vol. 105 No. 1), Florida International University Law Professor Howard Wasserman published data analyzing the number of current law professors who have served in clerkships and for which judges those professors clerked. His study offered a compelling picture of “academic feeder judges,” or those on the bench whose clerks tended to matriculate professionally in large numbers within the halls of the academy.
We asked two law professors, Merritt McAlister at the University of Florida, and Katherine Mims Crocker of William & Mary Law School, to reflect on Wasserman’s findings and to offer a personal account of how their clerkships shaped their lives.
105 Judicature No. 2, at 5-7 (2021)
McAlister, Merritt E. and Crocker, Katherine Mims, "The Clerkship-Academia Continuum" (2021). Popular Media. 562.