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 vel 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.
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, and the Washington Post, among other publications. David lives in New York City. Supreme Ambitions is his first novel.