Monday, June 15, 2009

Salaries are good if you're a SCOTUS clerk - for the rest of us, not so much

The online ABA Journal is reporting (via the National Law Journal) that the bad (um, how about horrifying?) legal economy is affecting even the best of the best - those clerking for the United States Supreme Court.  Apparently last year, the going rate at firms hiring former SCOTUS clerks was $250K (still chump change compared to what elite employees earn in other fields like professional sports, to take an example).  This year, however, firms may be more reluctant to "make the scene with the long green" when it comes to those with elite clerkships.

Read the whole story here and here.  I am the scholarship dude. (jbl)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/2009/06/salaries-are-good-if-youre-a-scotus-clerk-for-the-rest-of-us-not-so-much.html

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