Slightly below median at T20, rank/summer court match up.

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Is this position:

Highly above my summer employment potential
4
16%
Somewhat above my summer employment potential
6
24%
Am right on target for my summer employment potential
10
40%
Somewhat below my target for summer employment potential
3
12%
Highly below my target for summer employment potential
2
8%
 
Total votes: 25

Total Litigator
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Slightly below median at T20, rank/summer court match up.

Postby Total Litigator » Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:29 pm

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YourCaptain
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Re: Slightly below median at T20, rank/summer court match up.

Postby YourCaptain » Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:16 pm

Just take it; I'd prefer you take it now than see the "1L, T20, below median, NO JOB I HATE ITE" thread that will come in 4 weeks if you don't.

It's late in the game and very difficult to be picky here.

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Re: Slightly below median at T20, rank/summer court match up.

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:35 pm

Thanks for the response, that really is probably the best answer... although I'm still curious as to what people think a T20 slightly below median should be able to get, and if a state trial court is "below" them. I made the mistake of not applying to any state court of appeals judges. Would those be above me right now? I'm trying not to sound pompus here, but probably failing.

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Re: Slightly below median at T20, rank/summer court match up.

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:43 pm

Just saw the poll results, thanks guys. Actually a bit surprised at the poll results, but hey, if it will help my self-esteem I'll trust them!

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Re: Slightly below median at T20, rank/summer court match up.

Postby YourCaptain » Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:46 pm

It's late March; an offer from a judge is quite alright, especially considering your grades.

You'll get good experience, maybe make a connection or two. You are not 'above' this; do not get illusions of grandeur. The person who offered you a position went through law school too.

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Re: Slightly below median at T20, rank/summer court match up.

Postby dood » Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:47 pm

yo, ur poll is weird. either way even if it doesnt "match up", what else r u gonna do....kinda moot now, dont ya think? did u send out apps to fed judge in december?

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Re: Slightly below median at T20, rank/summer court match up.

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:45 pm

Yeah it is moot for the most part. However, there is the basic unwritten rule that once you except a judicial externship you shouldn't later decline it. As I stated earlier I have some other leads I am waiting to hear back on, some of which are applications fed district court.

However, seeing how it is late in the game and that I probably won't be hearing back from any judge/firm/agency that hasn't gotten back to me already, I'll most likely accept the trial court externship and be happy with what I have.

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Re: Slightly below median at T20, rank/summer court match up.

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:08 pm

OP here. I was recently accepted for a Fed district court externship. So go figure. However, I like to think I have other redeeming characteristics besides my class rank and school, and apparently those do help sometimes! (and yes the poll is now officially moot)




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