Media Politics

Federal Judges Are Refusing to Hire Stanford Law Grads as Clerks

Judge James C. Ho of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit made news last year when he announced during a speech at the Kentucky Federalist Society that he would no longer hire Yale law school graduates to clerk for him. Joining him in this boycott was Elizabeth Branch, a United States circuit judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Both judges have now added Stanford University to the boycott list after the shameless treatment of another federal judge, Stuart Kyle Duncan, when he was shouted down by students – joined by Tirien Steinbach, the associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion, who took to the podium and reportedly stated, “For many people here, your work has caused harm. Is the juice worth the squeeze?”

“We will not hire any student who chooses to attend Stanford Law School in the future,” Ho said, exempting current students as he did with Yale students last year. Read more…

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