1L Summer: State Supreme Court Chief Justice or Fed Judge

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How to spend the summer:

Full time with Federal Judge
7
47%
Full time with State Supreme Court Chief Justice
3
20%
Split summer
3
20%
Neither and get handicap below a 10 & tan
2
13%
 
Total votes: 15

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1L Summer: State Supreme Court Chief Justice or Fed Judge

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:09 pm

Accepted job with federal district court judge, then offered job with chief justice of a state's supreme court (think IN/KY/OH/MI). Fed judge is in major district, is known as a star, is young and we really hit it off. Chief Justice is really well respected. State supreme court is not in state i want to practice in, fed judge is in city i want to practice in. t25, top 10%, 4 years very good WE which got me the interviews.

Fed judge mentioned I could split the summer with a firm, I felt like id rather have just stayed with him all summer to make a good impression and do cool work. now im wondering if i should split with the state supreme ct. want to clerk post-law school and do biglaw next summer.

thoughts?
Last edited by Anonymous User on Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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vanwinkle
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Re: 1L Summer: State Supreme Court Chief Justice or Fed Judge

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:14 pm

Fed judge is respected and in the city you want to practice in. Stay there for the summer. Problem solved.

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D-ROCCA
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Re: 1L Summer: State Supreme Court Chief Justice or Fed Judge

Postby D-ROCCA » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:16 pm

Good problem to have. If you are really serious about clerking, I'd try to build as good of a relationship with the federal judge as possible, so you can leverage that for possible district or COA clerkships after graduation.
How about making a poll?




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