David Lat’s “Supreme Ambitions,” Legal Blogs, and the Supreme Court

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Guest: David Lat

DAVID LAT, a former clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and founder and managing editor of the Above the Law legal blog, has written a new legal novel called Supreme Ambitions. It’s focused on a recent law graduate who secures a clerkship with an unrelenting appellate court judge who is gunning for the Supreme Court. It also takes readers inside the dog-eat dog-world of federal clerkships. In this hour of Radio Times, Lat will discuss his new book, his experience running the Above the Law and Underneath Their Robes legal blogs, the 2015 Supreme Court Docket, and the state of American legal education.

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