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PKSebben
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Re: Clerkship averages

Postby PKSebben » Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:07 am

BunkMoreland wrote:what is the appeal of clerkships if you already have a BIGLAW offer?


Clerkship bonus, sets up for academia and other preftigious positions.

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Re: Clerkship averages

Postby RayFinkle » Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:08 am

BunkMoreland wrote:what is the appeal of clerkships if you already have a BIGLAW offer?


Having interned with a judge, I can tell you that clerking appears to be one of the best experiences you can possibly have. If you are just dollars and cents, it probably doesn't appeal to you... but if you are trying to develop your skills as a lawyer it's a really good option.

Oh yea... that bonus, good call.

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Re: Clerkship averages

Postby MrKappus » Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:23 am

BunkMoreland wrote:what is the appeal of clerkships if you already have a BIGLAW offer?


It's a prereq for academe, for one. Also, in a prestige-obsessed profession, you can't do much better. Third, there's usually a bonus involved. Fourth (mentioned last based on the nature of your question) it's an excellent way to develop your skills as an attorney.

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Re: Clerkship averages

Postby NYAssociate » Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:25 am

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Re: Clerkship averages

Postby BunkMoreland » Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:30 am

Thanks for the responses guys. I guess I don't trust any BIGLAW firm to honor an offer ITE. Maybe the scamblogs are getting the better of me, but I just want to get out of debt as soon as possible. No interest in academia, but I am a prestige whore. We'll see I guess.

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Re: Clerkship averages

Postby TTT-LS » Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:48 am

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Re: Clerkship averages

Postby FMajor » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:08 pm

Found the UVa avg GPA's for COA clerkships from 2007. GPA's could be higher ITE.

Here are the average GPAs of successful COA clerkship applicants at UVA:

Second Circuit 3.77
Fourth Circuit 3.81
Fifth Circuit 3.67
Sixth Circuit 3.60
Seventh Circuit 3.75
Eighth Circuit 3.59
Ninth Circuit 3.69
Tenth Circuit 3.58
Eleventh Circuit 3.73
D.C. Circuit 3.75
Federal Circuit 3.49




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