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1L summer with Senior Status district judge

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:42 pm

Is it a bad thing to work with a district judge who is senior status for 1L summer? it seems like it would be a good job, but I'm just worried that there won't be enough to do.

However, maybe I'm overblowing the situation. His Honor does 75% case load, and I imagine I would still be as busy as the typical 1L intern with a District Judge. If anyone has input or experience here I'd appreciate it!

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Re: 1L summer with Senior Status district judge

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:44 pm

Same question as OP

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Re: 1L summer with Senior Status district judge

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:47 pm

I interned for a federal district judge in college and have since kept in touch with him. His Honor is still kicking ass with a full case load & has two clerks. So I'm guessing you'll still have plenty to do. Have a great time!

-0L who's excited as hell to go to law school in a few months

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Re: 1L summer with Senior Status district judge

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:01 pm

Bump...anyone have experience with this as a law student and what it means for OCI and future experience?

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Re: 1L summer with Senior Status district judge

Postby RVP11 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:07 pm

"His Honor" is a bit...stuffy. Try "the judge."

I think getting a senior status judge could only be a good thing. Generally they have very well established reputations, and reduced caseload might mean more relaxed working environment. I'm sure you'll still be getting good experience.

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Re: 1L summer with Senior Status district judge

Postby 270910 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:26 am

SS basically just means they get to be choosier with cases. If they're taking on interns, you'll still be doing nearly identical work. All systems go.

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Re: 1L summer with Senior Status district judge

Postby kings84_wr » Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:43 am

My judge this summer is a Senior judge. He has 3 full-time clerks and hires 2 of us externs, and claims to take on more work then any of the other judges in the district.

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Re: 1L summer with Senior Status district judge

Postby imchuckbass58 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:55 pm

Some senior status judges have full or almost full caseloads, don't be fooled.

If he/she has 3 or 4 clerks, that's a pretty good indication that there will be enough to do.




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