THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 13, 2018
*YALE LAW SCHOOL PROFESSOR AMY CHUA: KAVANAUGH IS A MENTOR TO WOMEN*
*"Id like to speak to a less well-known side of the Supreme Court nominee: his role as a mentor for young lawyers, particularly women."*
*Kavanaugh Is a Mentor To Women *
By Amy Chua
The Wall Street Journal
July 12, 2018
Judge Kavanaughs clerks are racially and ethnically diverse. Since joining the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in 2006, a quarter of his clerks have been members of a minority group. More than half, 25 out of 48, have been women. In 2014, all four were womena first for any judge on the D.C. Circuit.
In the past decade, I have helped place 10 Yale Law School students with Judge Kavanaugh, eight of them women. I recently emailed them to ask about their clerkship experiences. They all responded almost instantaneously. They cited his legendary work ethic (He expected us to work really hard, but there was always one person working harder than usthe Judge), his commitment to excellence (he wants every opinion that comes out of his chambers to be perfect; it is not uncommon to go through 30-50 drafts), his humility (He can take a great joke just as easily as he can land one), and his decency (Ive never seen him be rude to anyone in the building).
To a person, they described his extraordinary mentorship. When I accepted his offer to clerk, one woman wrote, I had no idea I was signing up for a lifelong mentor who feels an enduring sense of responsibility for each of his clerks. Another said: I cant imagine making a career decision without his advice. And another: Hes been an incredible mentor to me despite the fact that Im a left-of-center woman. He always takes into account my goals rather than giving generic advice.
Read the full op-ed here. [ https://www.wsj.com/articles/kavanaugh-is-a-mentor-to-women-1531435729 ]__