Following up on posts on a ten-year retrospective on the Supreme Court clerks from October Term 2003 and October Term 2004, here's what the clerks from October Term 2005 are doing. This list is probably unreliable and has not been fact-checked in any way, except for the links provided (and these links often aren't the best source material). Note that Chief Justice William Rehnquist passed away at the beginning of the term and was replaced by Chief Justice John Roberts, and clerks for both are designated under the Roberts clerks. Also note that Justice Samuel Alito replaced Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in the middle of the term, and I did the best I could breaking down their clerks.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts
Daniel P. Kearney, Jr. (Yale 2004 / J. Roberts (D.C. Cir.)), counsel at WilmerHale
Mark W. Mosier (Chicago 2004 / Rehnquist / Tacha), partner at Covington
Ann E. O'Connell (George Washington 2004 / Rehnquist / Magill), assistant to the Solicitor General, DOJ
Michael S. Passaportis (Virginia 2004 / Rehnquist / Wilkinson), unknown
Kosta Stojilkovic (Virginia 2004 / J. Roberts (D.C. Cir.)), AUSA, E.D. Va.
Justice John Paul Stevens
Jean Galbraith (Berkeley 2004 / Tatel), professor at Penn
Daniel J. Lenerz (Stanford 2002 / S. Williams / Thompson (M.D. Ala.)), civil division, appellate staff, DOJ
Sarah Eddy McCallum (Georgetown 2002 / Walker (2d Cir.) / Rakoff), AUSA, S.D.N.Y.
Samuel Spital (Harvard 2004 / H. Edwards), partner at Holland & Knight
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
Tali Farhadian Weinstein (Yale 2003 / Garland), AUSA, E.D.N.Y.*
Benjamin J. Horwich (Stanford 2003 / Becker / V. Walker (N.D. Cal.)), attorney at Munger Tolles**
Amy N. Kapczynski (Yale 2003 / Calabresi), professor at Yale
Sasha Volokh (Harvard 2004 / Kozinski), professor at Emory**
*Also clerked for previous term with Justice O'Connor.
**Also clerked for Justice Alito upon his confirmation.
Justice Antonin Scalia
John C. Demers (Harvard 1999 / O'Scannlain), VP & assistant GC, Boeing
Scott P. Martin (Columbia 2004 / Kozinski), partner at Gibson Dunn
D. John Sauer (Harvard 2004 / Luttig), partner at Clark & Sauer
Evan A. Young (Yale 2004 / Wilkinson), partner at Baker Botts
Justice Anthony Kennedy
David M. Cooper (Stanford 2004 / J. Roberts (D.C. Cir.)), counsel at Quinn Emanuel
Randy J. Kozel (Harvard 2004 / Kozinski), professor at Notre Dame
Jeffrey A. Pojanowski (Harvard 2004 / J. Roberts (D.C. Cir.)), professor at Notre Dame
Zachary S. Price (Harvard 2003 / Tatel / Blake (D. Md.)), professor at Hastings
Justice David H. Souter
Jeanne C. Fromer (Harvard 2002 / Sack), professor at NYU
Meaghan McLaine VerGow (Harvard 2004 / Garland), counsel at O'Melveny
Jon D. Michaels (Yale 2003 / Calabresi), professor at UCLA
Allison Orr Larsen (Virginia 2004 / Wilkinson), professor at William & Mary
Justice Clarence Thomas
Chantel Febus (George Washington 2002 / E. Jones / Lamberth (D.D.C.)), counsel at Proskauer
James C. Ho (Chicago 1999 / J. Smith (5th Cir.)), partner at Gibson Dunn
John M. Hughes (Chicago 2004 / Luttig), partner at Bartlit Beck
Ashley E. Johnson (Vanderbilt 2004 / Luttig), counsel at Gibson Dunn
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Lori Alvino McGill (Columbia 2003 / Tatel), partner at Quinn Emanuel
Joshua Civin (Yale 2003 / Reinhardt), counsel, Montgomery County Public Schools
Rebecca Deutsch (Yale 2002 / Katzmann / Rakoff (S.D.N.Y.)), assistant general counsel for law and policy, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Anna-Rose Mathieson (Michigan 2003 / Boudin), partner at California Appellate Law Group
Justice Stephen Breyer
Danielle Gray (Harvard 2003 / Garland), partner at O'Melveny
Kathryn E. Judge (Stanford 2004 / Posner), professor at Columbia
Jonathan Kravis (Yale 2004 / Garland), AUSA, D.D.C.
John H. Longwell (Georgia 1999 / D. Ginsburg / V. Walker (N.D. Cal.)), counsel, ING
Justice Samuel Alito
Adam G. Ciongoli (Georgetown 1995 / Tatel / Bea), counsel, Campbell Soup Company
Horwich (from O'Connor)
Hannah Clayson Smith (BYU 2001 / Thomas (S. Ct.) / Alito (3d Cir.)), counsel, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
Volokh (from O'Connor)
A few thoughts:
The law professor drought is over! Well, last year, I wondered about a sharp drop-off in academic placements, from 14 for OT2003 to just 3 for OT2004. They're back! Nine are teaching at top flight law schools.
Who needs to become a partner? I count 6 former clerks working at law firms in an attorney or counsel role rather than as partner.
Otherwise, it's the usual mix of government or public interest lawyers, private practitioners, and academics one might otherwise expect.