On Abovethelaw.com, lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino documents that Harvard Law is the pool for supplying the largest number of SCOTUS clerks.
The odds are also high that after you serve a justice in SCOTUS you might be hired by Jones Day. That law firm has had the recent record for hiring the largest number of former clerks. It also gives them a hefty sign-on bonus.
Currently Jones Day also has a lot of its former partners working in the Trump Administration. Those include Don McGahn who is chief White House counsel.
What you also should know, though, before setting your sights on clerking is that billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel applied to be a clerk with not one but two justices. As he discusses in his bestselling book "Zero to One," both turned him down.
At the time that Stanford Law graduate was devastated. However, that seeming setback might have been the platform for him to launch his career in tech.
Thiel went on to co-found Paypal. Also he was an early investor in Facebook. More recently he made history by funding the famous "Hogan v. Gawker" litigation.
Takeaway: There are no absolutes in a career strategy.
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