Supreme Ambitions details the rise of Audrey Coyne, a recent Yale Law School graduate who dreams of clerking for the U.S. Supreme Court someday. Audrey moves to California to clerk for Judge Christina Wong Stinson, a highly regarded appeals-court judge who is Audrey’s ticket to a Supreme Court clerkship. While working for the powerful and driven Judge Stinson, Audrey discovers that high ambitions come with a high price. Toss in some headline-making cases, a little romance, and a pesky judicial gossip blog, and you have a legal novel with the inside scoop you’d expect from the founder of Above the Law, one of the nation’s most widely read and influential legal websites.Supreme Ambitions is the first novel by David Lat, founder and managing editor of Above the Law. This is legal fiction with an ‘insider’ scoop, a page-turner that will have readers both within and outside of the legal community enthralled. In addition, fans of Lat’s incredibly successful and influential Above the Law blog will find this a real treat from one of their favorite writers.
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About the Author
David Lat is the founder and managing editor of Above the Law, an award-winning legal website that reaches more than 1 million unique visitors a month. Prior to starting Above the Law in the summer of 2006, David founded Underneath Their Robes, a blog about federal judges. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, New York magazine, Washingtonian magazine, and the New York Observer. Before entering the journalism world, David worked as a federal prosecutor in Newark, New Jersey; a litigation associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, in New York; and a law clerk to Judge Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
David graduated from Harvard College and Yale Law School, where he served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. He lives in New York City. He is on Twitter: @DavidLat.