Clerkship with Magistrate Judges or Bankruptcy Judges

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Clerkship with Magistrate Judges or Bankruptcy Judges

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:20 am

I am a 3L and have a big law firm job offer. Doing a clerkship means I have to defer my firm job for one or two years. I personally think a COA or federal district judge clerkship would worth the one or two years of salaries. But is it worth it to do a clerkship with a Magistrate Judge or Bankruptcy Judge in such case?

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Re: Clerkship with Magistrate Judges or Bankruptcy Judges

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:51 am

Anonymous User wrote:I am a 3L and have a big law firm job offer. Doing a clerkship means I have to defer my firm job for one or two years. I personally think a COA or federal district judge clerkship would worth the one or two years of salaries. But is it worth it to do a clerkship with a Magistrate Judge or Bankruptcy Judge in such case?


If you're going to be working in a litigation-heavy bankruptcy group, doing a 1 year bankruptcy clerkship would probably be worth it, though you should talk to the members of the group. Otherwise, I would say no. Check with your firm - they might not even pay the clerkship bonus for Magistrate judges. Magistrates do a lot of dink and dunk type of things - work that you won't be doing at a big firm, more than likely.




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