Clerks at 100: Academic Symposium

Join the George Washington Law Review and the National Constitution Center in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Supreme Court clerkships. Symposium essays will be published on the George Washington Law Review's online publication, Arguendo.


Noon: Refreshments and light fare

1 pm: Clerkship Experiences

  • John Elwood, Partner and Head of the Appellate and Supreme Court Practice, Arnold & Porter (Justice Kennedy)
  • Justice Leondra Kruger, Associate Justice, California Supreme Court (Justice Stevens)
  • Rory Little, Visiting Professor of Law, Yale Law School; Professor of Law, UC Hastings College of the Law (Justices Brennan, Burger, Powell, Stevens, and Stewart)
  • Jane E. Nitze, Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (Justices Gorsuch and Sotomayor)
  • Moderator: Kannon K. Shanmugam, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison (Justice Scalia)

2 pm: Life After Clerking

  • Julius Genachowski, Managing Director, The Carlyle Group (Justices Brennan and Souter)
  • The Honorable Cheryl Ann Krause, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (Justice Kennedy)
  • Gretchen Rubin, Author and Host, Happier podcast (Justice O’Connor) 
  • Thiru Vignarajah, Partner, DLA Piper (Justice Breyer)
  • Moderator: Joshua Matz, Counsel, Kaplan Heckler & Fink (Justice Kennedy)

3 pm: Clerkships and the Constitution

  • The Honorable Jeffrey Sutton, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (Justice Scalia)
  • The Honorable Diane Wood, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (Justice Blackmun)
  • Moderator: Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO, National Constitution Center; Professor of Law, GW Law

Media Contact

Media interested in attending should contact Kara Tershel at [email protected].


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