"Thank you very much for coming," Justice O'Connor said as I entered her chambers to interview for a clerkship. "I'm so sorry to have asked you to make the trip all the way out here from Stanford."

Apparently Justice O'Connor didn't realize that this was the most exciting moment of my life, one for which I would have gladly traveled anywhere. "But it is very important that I meet potential clerks in person, because each of my clerks becomes part of my family." She then asked me as many questions about my family and hobbies as she did about my legal views...

 

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