Too old to be a Appeals or Supreme Court law clerk?

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justiceman
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Re: Too old to be a Appeals or Supreme Court law clerk?

Postby justiceman » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:55 am

I understand your point. I understood it when I first started the thread. I tried to make it clear that I know how extremely difficult and rare it is to be a Supreme Court clerk or COA clerk. I still don't understand what I said that made me a douche. But, whatever, I'm over it. You were probably just overreacting.

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Re: Too old to be a Appeals or Supreme Court law clerk?

Postby justiceman » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:57 am

cylusr wrote:Not to old to be a clerk. My mother graduated (from a top30-40) at 34 and clerked at the appellete level and now permanently clerks for a federal jude.

As far as claiming your superior inteligence goes, here is what I have learned in life: Confidence is good Cockyness is bad. No Judge or employer wants to hear you talk about how much smarter you think you are than other people, even it its true. It makes you look insecure. I mean no insult.


No insult taken. But I didn't mention my intelligence until someone asked me. But like I said, I'm either really smart or really stupid for thinking I'm smart. Hopefully, at this stage in life, I am just confident. Too many screw-ups in my life to be cocky!

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Re: Too old to be a Appeals or Supreme Court law clerk?

Postby Renzo » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:05 am

justiceman wrote:I understand your point. I understood it when I first started the thread. I tried to make it clear that I know how extremely difficult and rare it is to be a Supreme Court clerk or COA clerk. I still don't understand what I said that made me a douche. But, whatever, I'm over it. You were probably just overreacting.

Like I said above, I was willing to give you some leeway with the first post. But then in the next post you implied you were going to get an appellate/SCOTUS clerkship (impossible) after potentially transferring up from a lower-ranked school (almost impossible), and proceeded to tell us all how smart you are. You really don't see any douchiness in that?

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Re: Too old to be a Appeals or Supreme Court law clerk?

Postby justiceman » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:17 am

Renzo wrote:
justiceman wrote:I understand your point. I understood it when I first started the thread. I tried to make it clear that I know how extremely difficult and rare it is to be a Supreme Court clerk or COA clerk. I still don't understand what I said that made me a douche. But, whatever, I'm over it. You were probably just overreacting.

Like I said above, I was willing to give you some leeway with the first post. But then in the next post you implied you were going to get an appellate/SCOTUS clerkship (impossible) after potentially transferring up from a lower-ranked school (almost impossible), and proceeded to tell us all how smart you are. You really don't see any douchiness in that?


I thought I made clear in both posts that I realize that they are nearly impossible. Why does not giving up on unlikely dreams if you have nothing to lose by triyng = being a douche? I am smart, I have objective evidence of that. I may be wrong. Someone asked me if I was smarter than most people I have met. I said yes, but as I said, I may be fooling myself. I don't think that's douchy. Maybe I'm wrong about that too. If I felt I was smart but said I was not, would that make me not a douche.

Either way, I think I was too sensitive about your post. It doesn't really matter if some stranger on the internet thinks I'm a douche. Hopefully most people will see that I am trying to be humble.

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Re: Too old to be a Appeals or Supreme Court law clerk?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:09 am

Anonymous User wrote:Not too old. I'll be older than 32 when I clerk at a COA.

I'm 36 years old and I will be attending a T6 law school next year. Although I realize that securing a COA clerkship is a long shot regardless of one's age, I would like to take a shot.

If you don't mind sharing, how old are you, and where are you going to law school? Have you found that your age has had an effect--either positive or negative--on the experiences and opportunities you've had while in law school?

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Re: Too old to be a Appeals or Supreme Court law clerk?

Postby underdawg » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:00 pm

justiceman wrote:
Renzo wrote:
justiceman wrote:I understand your point. I understood it when I first started the thread. I tried to make it clear that I know how extremely difficult and rare it is to be a Supreme Court clerk or COA clerk. I still don't understand what I said that made me a douche. But, whatever, I'm over it. You were probably just overreacting.

Like I said above, I was willing to give you some leeway with the first post. But then in the next post you implied you were going to get an appellate/SCOTUS clerkship (impossible) after potentially transferring up from a lower-ranked school (almost impossible), and proceeded to tell us all how smart you are. You really don't see any douchiness in that?


I thought I made clear in both posts that I realize that they are nearly impossible. Why does not giving up on unlikely dreams if you have nothing to lose by triyng = being a douche? I am smart, I have objective evidence of that. I may be wrong. Someone asked me if I was smarter than most people I have met. I said yes, but as I said, I may be fooling myself. I don't think that's douchy. Maybe I'm wrong about that too. If I felt I was smart but said I was not, would that make me not a douche.

Either way, I think I was too sensitive about your post. It doesn't really matter if some stranger on the internet thinks I'm a douche. Hopefully most people will see that I am trying to be humble.

are you smarter than 99.999% of people at law school? if so, why can't you spell "douchey?" this is not future SCOTUS clerk material

btw, IRL keep your SCOTUS clerk aspirations to yourself. you may not understand this, but it won't help you make any friends

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Re: Too old to be a Appeals or Supreme Court law clerk?

Postby Lonagan » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:09 am

Emory is most likely law school to get on the astronaut lawyer track, right?




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