Fed clerkship.. what kind of grades do you need from ND/BC..

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minimum to have a good shot.

Top 1-5%
14
56%
Top 5-10%
7
28%
Top 10-20%
3
12%
Top 20-30%
1
4%
 
Total votes: 25

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Fed clerkship.. what kind of grades do you need from ND/BC..

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:17 pm

What kind of grades do you need to have a good shot of getting a federal clerkship from a school like ND/WUSTL/Emory/BC?

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Re: Fed clerkship.. what kind of grades do you need from ND/BC..

Postby vamedic03 » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What kind of grades do you need to have a good shot of getting a federal clerkship from a school like ND/WUSTL/Emory/BC?


District or circuit?

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Re: Fed clerkship.. what kind of grades do you need from ND/BC..

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:03 pm

Have to be more specific. I go to one of the schools you mentioned, and I think Top 25%+LR gets you a shot at the local vagistrate. Top 10% shot at local D.Ct. Top 5% a shot at the local Circuit. For truly competitive circuits you need top 1% and professors willing to not only write you shining recommendations but MAKE PHONE CALLS on your behalf. There are so many applicants, and so many variables, that "having a shot" means only not getting your resume laughed at and thrown in the trash.

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Re: Fed clerkship.. what kind of grades do you need from ND/BC..

Postby Blindmelon » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:06 pm

For district court, generally top 5%.

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Re: Fed clerkship.. what kind of grades do you need from ND/BC..

Postby Cavalier » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:15 pm

Grades won't matter if you can write a really compelling cover letter.

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Re: Fed clerkship.. what kind of grades do you need from ND/BC..

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:45 pm

How much will getting a clerkship help in terms of getting a biglaw job?
Will clerking for a magistrate/district judge help your biglaw chances?

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Re: Fed clerkship.. what kind of grades do you need from ND/BC..

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:52 pm

Assuming you can get a Federal clerkship, you've presumably already have your BigLaw job lined up since you had the grades for a fairly decent 2L Summer Associate position.

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Re: Fed clerkship.. what kind of grades do you need from ND/BC..

Postby Big Shrimpin » Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:23 pm

G. T. L. Rev. wrote:
Cavalier wrote:Grades won't matter if you can write a really compelling cover letter.

Uncalled for.



:lol:

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Re: Fed clerkship.. what kind of grades do you need from ND/BC..

Postby Cavalier » Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:38 pm

G. T. L. Rev. wrote:
Cavalier wrote:Grades won't matter if you can write a really compelling cover letter.

Uncalled for.

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