Ross E. Davies, George Mason University School of Law and The Green Bag has published Feeding the Right Stuff: Would You Clerk for Learned Hand? at 3 Journal of Law 187 (2013).
Being a feeder judge (that is, a judge whose clerks routinely go on to clerk for a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court) must be difficult. Hard at the start of the process and, alas, sometimes even harder at the end. While a number of forthright scholars and judges have described the challenges at the start, information about difficult endings is in shorter supply. But not nonexistent.Download the article from SSRN at the link.