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After Judicial Clerkship

Postby tourdeforcex » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:39 pm

in considering law schools, people look to percentage breakdowns between private practice, business, government, public interest, and judicial clerkships.

from what i know clerkships are extremely prestigious and getting one is extremely difficult. my question is: what do people usually do after a clerkship?

do they go into private practice? do they pretty much get to pick whatever they want? is it very dependent on school? why do people want it (just for prestige?)?

this is more out of curiosity. i should probably assume that i won't get a JC

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Re: After Judicial Clerkship

Postby johnnyutah » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:45 pm

tourdeforcex wrote:why do people want it (just for prestige?)


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Re: After Judicial Clerkship

Postby Ialdabaoth » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:46 pm

I'm a 0L, but from the research I've done I've seen clerks in almost every kind of position--BigLaw, government, BigPI, etc. A federal clerkship is looked upon very favorably from probably any type of legal employer. Also, some (maybe a lot of?) BigLaw firms give clerks a salary bump so that they can start above 160k in their first year as an associate.

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