NYU clerkship statistics

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NYU clerkship statistics

Postby Renzo » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:42 pm

For those who are interested, this is from an email that went out today:

NYU has a very successful judicial clerkship program, and each year more than 130 graduates work as judicial clerks. Although last year was an extremely competitive year, NYU students were very successful in securing clerkships. In Fall 2010, 45 NYU Law alumni will clerk at the federal appellate level. Seven of them will be on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, while ten others will be on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In addition, three of the ten clerks at the Delaware Court of Chancery in 2010 will be NYU graduates.

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Re: NYU clerkship statistics

Postby oneforship » Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:03 am

This must include all NYU graduates, right? And not just the most recent graduate class?

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Re: NYU clerkship statistics

Postby GeePee » Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:06 am

No one really clerks, at least at competitive appellate levels, more than a year or two after they graduate. So, I'd venture to guess that over 90% of those clerkship numbers were from the most recent class.

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Re: NYU clerkship statistics

Postby oneforship » Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:13 am

GeePee wrote:No one really clerks, at least at competitive appellate levels, more than a year or two after they graduate. So, I'd venture to guess that over 90% of those clerkship numbers were from the most recent class.


So they are sending over 25% of their grads to clerkships and 10% to appellate clerkships?

I guess those numbers just seem especially high to me, even with the job market as poor as it is.

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Re: NYU clerkship statistics

Postby chevrondeference » Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:23 am

Those numbers do include recent graduates as well as current 3Ls. Even still, NYU's clerkship placement in the last two years has been phenomenal. (I don't go to NYU).

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Re: NYU clerkship statistics

Postby dbt » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:27 pm

Woohoo! Thanks for the good news.

The D.C. Circuit is insanely competitive. I am very impressed that we've got 7 students there.

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Re: NYU clerkship statistics

Postby oneforship » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:29 pm

chevrondeference wrote:Those numbers do include recent graduates as well as current 3Ls. Even still, NYU's clerkship placement in the last two years has been phenomenal. (I don't go to NYU).


Wasn't trying to knock NYU, just wanted to get clarification on the #s.

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Re: NYU clerkship statistics

Postby imchuckbass58 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:33 pm

GeePee wrote:No one really clerks, at least at competitive appellate levels, more than a year or two after they graduate. So, I'd venture to guess that over 90% of those clerkship numbers were from the most recent class.


I'm not sure this is really true.

Anecdotal, but I know three clerks for a 2nd circuit judge. Of the three, two had full time firm experience before clerking, one for three years, the other I'm not sure how long.

Edit: http://lawclerkaddict2009.blogspot.com/ ... kdown.html

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Re: NYU clerkship statistics

Postby Renzo » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:56 pm

imchuckbass58 wrote:
GeePee wrote:No one really clerks, at least at competitive appellate levels, more than a year or two after they graduate. So, I'd venture to guess that over 90% of those clerkship numbers were from the most recent class.


I'm not sure this is really true.

Anecdotal, but I know three clerks for a 2nd circuit judge. Of the three, two had full time firm experience before clerking, one for three years, the other I'm not sure how long.

Edit: http://lawclerkaddict2009.blogspot.com/ ... kdown.html

Working for a bit then applying for clerkships has become more common, partially because a few judges start accepting apps so early that 3Ls are disadvantage. But you can pretty much bank on the fact that clerks are less than three years out of school when they start; judges like fresh grads. As with any rule, you can always find an exception, but it's a pretty firm rule.




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