Third Scalia Law Graduate Since 2021 Selected as SCOTUS Clerk

The Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University has announced selection of a graduate as a U.S. Supreme Court clerk, the third since 2021.

United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has named Crystal Clanton, ’22, as a judicial clerk for the 2024-25 Term. She is currently clerking for the Honorable William H. Pryor Jr., Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Previously, she clerked for the Honorable Corey Maze, U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Alabama.

“After Judge Maze recounted to me how well Crystal performed in her clerkship on the district court, I had high expectations for her on the Eleventh Circuit,” said Judge Pryor. “And she exceeded those expectations. Crystal is an outstanding law clerk.”

Judge Pryor added that he has already hired another Scalia Law graduate as a clerk for the 2026-27 term. The law school’s “outstanding faculty and students have made that success inevitable,” he said.

Fifty-one Scalia Law graduates will be serving as federal and state judicial law clerks during the 2024-25 Term.