Law.com reports that Supreme Court clinics at top law school are growing in number and impact in "Law Schools’ Supreme Court Clinics Make Their Mark". Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Northwestern, UVA and UT law schools have all launched Supreme Court clinics in which top students work with faculty and seasoned Supreme Court litigators to write briefs in a clinic setting for Supreme Court cases.
According to the article the clinics have the following benefits:
- Enable cases that may never have received Supreme Court review to receive it by improving presentation and lowering costs.
- Expose students to the thrill of working on a Supreme Court case, as well as the demands of writing a clear, coherent, well-argued brief.
- Perhaps serve as a gateway to a Supreme Court clerkship.