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Statistics Show Little Change In Law Clerk Diversity

Law360, New York (May 3, 2012, 6:56 PM EDT) -- Diversity among federal law clerks has varied little in recent years, with the large majority of appellate and district court clerks identifying themselves as white from fiscal year 2006 to fiscal year 2010, according to statistics released Wednesday by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

The number of white clerks in the appellate courts dropped from 81.8 to 78.9 percent between fiscal years 2009 and 2010. Appellate court clerks who reported themselves as black remained at 2.4 percent, Hispanics jumped from 1.5 to 2 percent,...
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