Aug. 6, 2018

GW Law alumnus to start US Supreme Court clerkship

An alumnus from GW Law is to start clerking at the US Supreme Court later in 2018.

Whitney Hermandorfer – who gained her JD in 2015 – has been selected to clerk for the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Samuel Alito, during October 2018.

Bradford R Clark, William Cranch Research Professor of Law and chair of the faculty clerkship committee at GW Law says, “We are excited and proud that Whitney will continue GW Law’s tradition of placing graduates with the Supreme Court. Obtaining a Supreme Court clerkship is highly competitive as each Justice only hires four clerks per year.”

Speaking about her exciting new appointment Ms Hermandorfer enthuses, “I could not be more honoured to have the opportunity to serve as a law clerk in Justice Alito's chambers.”

Ms Hermandorfer came to GW Law after receiving her undergraduate degree in sociology magna cum laude from Princeton University. At GW Law, she served as the Editor-in-Chief of The George Washington Law Review and received the John Bell Larner Award for obtaining the highest cumulative grade point average in the graduating JD class.

GW Law graduates have a long tradition of clerking for Supreme Court justices, beginning in the 1920s. Over recent years, graduates have clerked at the Supreme Court on average every other year.

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Content added on 6th August 2018.

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