Reports National Journal:
Every year, the court's nine justices hire clerks. Most justices have four clerks, with the chief justice allowed to hire up to six.
The process is competitive, and the experience can certainly leave a lasting impression. Lee said it's given him "some significant understanding of what the review process would look like" for a law Congress passes, were it to go to the high court.
"Having clerked there, I'm certainly familiar with the procedures to some extent, and to some extent the personalities involved in any judicial challenge to a law we pass," he said.
Lee said he does a sort of constitutional analysis of legislation. "It's something I go through constantly, in just trying to do the odds in my own head," he said.