Alumnus Will Consovoy Chosen as Supreme Court Clerk

Will Consovoy, Class of 2001, has been selected to serve as a law clerk to Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, of the United States Supreme Court. Will becomes the first graduate of the School of Law to be selected for a clerkship on the Supreme Court. "Will was a wonderful law student, has been an energetic alumnus and will be a superb law clerk for Justice Thomas," said Dean Daniel Polsby.

Will earned his B.A. in Political Science from Monmouth University in 1996. As a student at Mason Law, Will graduated in the top 10% of his class and was a leader in many student activities. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the George Mason Civil Rights Law Journal and as a Writing Fellow in the law school's Legal Research, Writing & Analysis program. In addition, Will volunteered for numerous admissions and career services programs and served as an Associate Justice on the Moot Court Board. As a graduate Will remains involved at the law school by volunteering for career mentoring programs and by serving as an adjunct professor.   

After graduating from Mason Law, Will clerked on the Arlington Circuit Court and joined McGuireWoods in its Tysons Corner, Virginia office. From 2003-2004, he completed a one-year clerkship with Judge Edith H. Jones of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Following his clerkship with Judge Jones, Will joined the appellate practice group at Wiley Rein & Fielding, where, among other things, he has drafted several briefs to the Supreme Court and was among lead counsel on the brief filed in behalf of the George Mason amici in Rumsfeld v. Forum for Academic and Individual Rights

Will has published several articles, including pieces in the George Mason Civil Rights Law Journal and the Utah Law Review.