Brad Joondeph spoke with the Boston Globe about how D.C. Circuit Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, a former clerk for retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer is one of the women President Biden is considering for his first Supreme Court nomination.

Working with colleagues on cases, she quickly gained a reputation as brilliant and meticulous. “She was exceptionally smart, exceptionally thoughtful,” recalled Bradley W. Joondeph, a Santa Clara University School of Law professor who was then clerking for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and became friends with Jackson.