Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Don't worry. I started applying to federal judicial externships yesterday and only sent them via email...got 2 interviews set up on the same day I sent out my applications, had my first interview today, and got the job at my first interview. I accepted the job immediately. Some federal judges are still hiring. I only sent out 10 applications total too btw.
School range? HYS?
Michigan. Fwiw, I don't live in a big city. I live in the West in a mid-sized city. I think a big plus for the quick turn-around was because the judge already had a law clerk from Michigan and he had a REALLY good impression of the law clerk/school.
I called beforehand about emailing application materials. Most said that emailing was fine and some preferred emailing to snail mail. I was also a Mich summer starter so I also had (slightly above median) grades to bring to the interview as well, although I don't think the grades mattered that much in the end. I would recommend calling beforehand to see if they prefer emailing or snail mail though, as emailing allows for a much quicker turn-around.