FlanAl wrote:Please tell me more about these clerkships where journal doesn't matter. I'd actually be interested in clerking at criminal court but kinda don't know if that is even a thing. I'd assume that it would be a pretty good thing to do before being a pd?
In my state the criminal courthouse is an entirely different building from civil (in some but not all towns) so it's definitely possible here to be a criminal court clerk. The problem is that the clerking application process is the same for all courts, and they only determine your placement once you've actually accepted an offer, so actually scoring a criminal-only clerkship on purpose would be quite a long shot.
That said, I know a couple of PDs who clerked for the state appellate court after law school, and apparently it helped with their PD applications- not exactly sure why it would help much though.