Elena Kagan Becomes Law Clerk For Judge Abner Mikva

Kagan's Washington career began in 1986 when she clerked for Abner J. Mikva, a liberal judge who served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Her exemplary work ethic didn't preclude her from playing poker and basketball with the other clerks during free time.

Kagan clerked for Judge Abner Mikva of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit from 1986 to 1987