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clerk-academic-politician/judge.

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:49 pm

While no one knows what exactly is going to happen in life, they can still prepare the best they can. I don't know what I am going to do, but the way I want to steer my path is becoming an a3 clerk out of ls, entering academia for a few years, and then either returning to the courtroom as a judge or becoming a politician. These are all idealistic goals, I know. But what schools should I consider that will give me the best chance at this? I know the obvious, HY...but try to look a little lower

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Re: clerk-academic-politician/judge.

Postby bk1 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:52 pm

I looked a little lower. Found a school called Stanford for you.

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Postby UCLAtransfer » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:58 pm

bk1 wrote:I looked a little lower. Found a school called Stanford for you.


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Re: clerk-academic-politician/judge.

Postby El_Gallo » Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:While no one knows what exactly is going to happen in life, they can still prepare the best they can. I don't know what I am going to do, but the way I want to steer my path is becoming an a3 clerk out of ls, entering academia for a few years, and then either returning to the courtroom as a judge or becoming a politician. These are all idealistic goals, I know. But what schools should I consider that will give me the best chance at this? I know the obvious, HY...but try to look a little lower


Idealistic is an understatement. That said, you are right, there is no point in not trying. TCR is probably the highest ranked school you can get into. Outside of HYS, Chicago places well into clerkship and academia. ED there if you have a shot. If not, try to get into MVPB. Any lower than than the T10 and your chances are going to be extremely slim.

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Re: clerk-academic-politician/judge.

Postby notanumber » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:06 pm

El_Gallo wrote: Anywhere lower than than the T10 and your chances are going to be extremely slim.


Focus on achievable goals. Your idealistic career path is unlikely in the extreme even for YHS students. Get in the best law school you can afford. Then start worrying about how to take the next step.

ETA: What you need to do to become a judge/politician is very different from what you need to do to become a A3 clerk or law professor. For the former you can go to a law school that isn't top-tier so long as you start working hard and volunteering for winning local and statewide political campaigns.

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Re: clerk-academic-politician/judge.

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:While no one knows what exactly is going to happen in life, they can still prepare the best they can. I don't know what I am going to do, but the way I want to steer my path is becoming an a3 clerk out of ls, entering academia for a few years, and then either returning to the courtroom as a judge or becoming a politician. These are all idealistic goals, I know. But what schools should I consider that will give me the best chance at this? I know the obvious, HY...but try to look a little lower


Law review at HYS or Chicago should get your started! Good luck!

What schools are you looking at? LSAT/GPA?

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Re: clerk-academic-politician/judge.

Postby boosk » Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:59 am

what lsat do I need to become president?

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Postby Rock-N-Roll » Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:04 am

This is a silly thread. A3 clerkship placement data for each school is widely available, and no school can get you a judgeship or political position. Besides, why post anonymously here?

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Postby IronHBM » Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:59 pm

boosk wrote:what lsat do I need to become president?


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Re: clerk-academic-politician/judge.

Postby ahduth » Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:11 pm

Rock-N-Roll wrote:This is a silly thread. A3 clerkship placement data for each school is widely available, and no school can get you a judgeship or political position. Besides, why post anonymously here?


I didn't actually realize you could post anonymously here. I think that might be the guy's user name?

NYU just hired a guy away from Chicago who went to law school at Michigan, for what it's worth. Michigan's only... top 7?

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Re: clerk-academic-politician/judge.

Postby acrossthelake » Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:20 pm

Becoming a judge involves a fair amount of luck--you have to either be elected or appointed, depending on the position, which involves a fair bit of who you know in both cases.

For academia, YHS & UChi are good shots, and it's still possible from other top law schools.


ETA: You can't post anonymously in this forum. This was posted in the legal employment forum and got moved.

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Re: clerk-academic-politician/judge.

Postby scat_cat » Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:53 pm

ahduth wrote:
Rock-N-Roll wrote:This is a silly thread. A3 clerkship placement data for each school is widely available, and no school can get you a judgeship or political position. Besides, why post anonymously here?


I didn't actually realize you could post anonymously here. I think that might be the guy's user name?

NYU just hired a guy away from Chicago who went to law school at Michigan, for what it's worth. Michigan's only... top 7?


NB: said prof graduated had a full ride from Michigan (probably went because he wanted to do public interest and was from the area) and graduated first in his class.




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