Justice Kavanaugh’s Law Clerks Are All Women, a First for the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, confirmed to the Supreme Court amid fiery accusations of sexual misconduct against women, arrived Tuesday for his first day on the bench with an unprecedented all-female class of law clerks.

As a result, more than half of the Supreme Court’s law clerks This kind of year will — for initially in American history — be women.

Former colleagues of Justice Kavanaugh have described a longstanding reputation of promoting women in law. During his 12 years at the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the majority of Justice Kavanaugh’s law clerks were women — 25 of 48 — along with during his confirmation hearings he testified that will he graduated more of them to clerkships at the Supreme Court than any various other federal judge.

Supreme Court clerkships — among the most coveted credentials in American law — offer young lawyers unusual influence over the court’s proceedings. There are about 36 law clerks each term, along with they offer recommendations on which cases to hear, help prepare the justices for oral arguments along with draft major portions of the opinions along with dissents.

Ms. Grammel worked on the Stanford Law School’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic along with was a summer associate at Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick as well as Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, both in Washington.

Ms. Grammel previously interned at the Defense Intelligence Agency along with the State Department. She earned her bachelor’s degree in 2014 through Harvard University, where she was a D.J. for Harvard Radio Broadcasting along with taught English oversees, according to her LinkedIn page.

Yale Law School, Class of 2017

Ms. Jackson, a former law clerk for Justice Kavanaugh on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, was one of 18 women who signed a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee in July describing his mentorship toward women.

Ms. Jackson, one of only a handful of black law clerks at the high court This kind of year, also worked as a law clerk on the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia for Judge Dabney Friedrich, a judge nominated by President Trump who dated Justice Kavanaugh inside the 1990s.

Ms. Jackson worked as the Articles & Essays editor of Yale Law Journal.

University of Virginia School of Law, Class of 2010

Ms. Lacy came to the Supreme Court clerkship through the White House, where she worked with Donald F. McGahn II, the White House counsel, on Justice Kavanaugh’s nomination.

She was a clerk through 2013 to 2014 for Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Ms. Lacy previously worked for Senator Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa, who, as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, oversaw confirmation hearings for Justice Kavanaugh.

Doris Burke contributed research.

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