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Ahmed Davis Quoted in Bloomberg Law Article, "Black Clerks ‘Like Unicorns’ at Court Without Judges Like Them"

July 8, 2020

Media Mention

Ahmed Davis Quoted in Bloomberg Law Article, "Black Clerks ‘Like Unicorns’ at Court Without Judges Like Them"

July 8, 2020

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Fish Principal and National Chair of Fish & Richardson’s Diversity Initiative, Ahmed Davis, spoke with Bloomberg Law about the lack of representation of Black judges, jurors, and clerks at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

“If you start to see enough African American lawyers standing up and arguing these cases at the Federal Circuit, then the Federal Circuit judges don’t think it’s odd to see a Black lawyer arguing and they are more likely to hire clerks that look like those people.” 

“When you find an African American person working in this field who has a district court clerkship and a Federal Circuit clerkship, we’re a little bit like unicorns,” he said. “The larger societal benefit and the benefit in the legal profession is unassailable, but it may not necessarily be in your best interest to send off your superstar African American attorney to go clerk.”

Read the full article on Bloomberg Law: “Black Clerks ‘Like Unicorns’ at Court Without Judges Like Them.”


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