People of color and women are vastly underrepresented in clerkships, not just at the Supreme Court but throughout the country.
Statistics compiled by the National Association for Law Placement show that the vast majority of federal law clerks are non-Hispanic white people. White people are already overrepresented in law schools, but clerkships are even less balanced. The gender makeup of clerks is also not representative of law school graduates, and women of color face additional hurdles.
A note of categories: The graphics displayed here use binary gender markers because that is how NALP collects data. There is no information about trans or gender-nonconforming law clerks. We urge NALP, the ABA, and others to recognize the full range of gender identities in information-gathering.