DC Circ. To Renounce Law Clerk Hiring Plan

Law360, New York (January 30, 2013, 8:45 PM EST) -- The D.C. Circuit will no longer follow a voluntary hiring plan outlining when federal judges can hire third-year law school students for clerkships because many circuit judges don’t stick to it, the court said Tuesday.

In a notice posted on its site, the D.C. Circuit said its judges would not follow the Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan, which provides guidelines restricting judges following the plan from hiring law clerks before the fall of their third year of law school. The court said the plan was not...
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