Adjudicator wrote:I'm sorry if this is hijacking a bit, but I have a question that is related to this topic. Obtaining a clerkship is a major goal of mine, but I realize that obtaining a prestigious federal clerkship is unlikely, coming out of the school that I will be attending.
However, I have a pretty good connection to one of the state supreme court justices in the state in which I want to practice (he was formerly law partners with my uncle in a small firm, and my cousin clerked for him.)
Is a state supreme court clerkship in the region that you're practicing in a pretty decent substitute for a prestigious federal gig?
Its not quite as good is D.Ct. but it ain't bad.