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In this article, Professor Clark joins the debate over whether the federal judiciary should utilize the medical matching model to reform the judicial clerk selection process. She analyzes the medical experience with the residency match in order to detail the ways in which proponents of a judicial clerk match have overstated the benefits, underestimated the costs, and overlooked the differing and potentially conflicting interests of judges and clerkship applicants in the selection process. Professor Clark concludes that reform of the judicial clerk selection process should be guided by a realistic appraisal of the costs and benefits of a matching system.

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