Supreme CourtOf the 39 law school graduates serving as clerks to the U.S. Supreme Court justices and retired justices in the 2011-2012 term, 13 hail from Harvard Law School—the highest number from a single law school this year. Last term 11 Harvard graduates served as law clerks.

Former HLS Dean Elena Kagan ’86 has appointed two HLS graduates to serve as clerks for this year’s term of the nation’s highest court. Sitting Supreme Court Justices have four clerks each, for a total of 36. Each of the three retired justices also has a clerk.

The 13 HLS graduates serving as U.S. Supreme Court clerks for the 2011-2012 term are:

  • Michael Bern ’08
Justice Sotomayor Justice Kennedy
  • Ishan Bhabha ’09
Justice Kennedy
  • Colleen Roh ’10
Justice Roberts
Justice Breyer
  • Jonathan Schneller ’10
Justice Kagan
  • Candice Chiu ’08
Justice O’Connor (Retired) Justice Roberts
  • Jane Kucera ’08
Justice Sotomayor
  • Rachel Wainer Apter ’07
Justice Ginsburg
  • Jeffrey Johnson ’10
Justice Kagan
  • Justin Walker ’09
Justice Kennedy
  • Carl Marchioli ’10
Justice Scalia