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On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby westbayguy » Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:35 pm

Now that applications have been released- please post here (and on lawclerkaddict if so inclined) any developments:

Court/Judge/Confirmation email/Callback/Interview Scheduled/Offer/Ding

eg: 2nd Cir/Pooler//Callback/9/16/Ding

Good Luck everyone!
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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Lol 'n' Order » Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:41 pm

This thread is premature, since on-plan judges can't schedule interviews until Friday.

FWIW, I received a call to "let me know they'll be scheduling interviews" a few days before the actual calling day last year. This was from a judge who occasionally follows the plan.

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby westbayguy » Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:10 pm

Understood about the timing- intended as a placeholder until the 9th when things will undoubtedly heat up.

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby npe » Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:23 pm

Lol 'n' Order wrote:This thread is premature, since on-plan judges can't schedule interviews until Friday.

FWIW, I received a call to "let me know they'll be scheduling interviews" a few days before the actual calling day last year. This was from a judge who occasionally follows the plan.


Understood if you don't want to name the judge, but can you name the Circuit/District?

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:57 am

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:27 pm

Do a majority of interview invites go out on Friday, given that by that point - judges will have had 3 whole days to come up with short lists?

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:08 pm

I applied to Aldisert, was offered, on Tuesday, a screening interview with Aldisert's clerks (his article on his process suggests he does that w/20% of his applicants), had the screening interview with Aldisert's clerks today. Other than that, just a couple of confirmation e-mails.

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:03 pm

Any 1st/2d/9/DC confirms, invites, callbacks?

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:38 pm

Are there many early movers?

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:46 pm

G. T. L. Rev. wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Are there many early movers?

Does it snow a lot in Alaska?


Ah, so people call on Wednesday? Should I be concerned if I didn't get Wednesday calls? Should I be concerned tomorrow if I don't get Thursday calls?

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:11 pm

I will fill in with more details after friday but I know 2d and SDNY judges that have made calls after receiving applications on Tuesday.

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I will fill in with more details after friday but I know 2d and SDNY judges that have made calls after receiving applications on Tuesday.


Can you say how many SDNY judges you know of? Or if they are senior status?

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:11 pm

Got an interview. Floored. Flyover fed. dist. ct.

ucla/tx/gtown guessing top 20% 2nd journal.

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby ggocat » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:ucla/tx/gtown

Amusing.

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby traydeuce » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:58 am

I assume that judges on Pacific or Mountain or Central time call East Coast applicants at 9 Pacific/Mountain/Central time, not Eastern Standard Time; surely 9th circuit judges don't march their secretaries in to make calls at 6 in the morning. Or do they?

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:47 am

Will most offers go out before the end of September? A firm has me on hold until they figure out how many of their summers will be doing clerkships, so it'd be helpful to know.

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:52 am

npe wrote:
Lol 'n' Order wrote:This thread is premature, since on-plan judges can't schedule interviews until Friday.

FWIW, I received a call to "let me know they'll be scheduling interviews" a few days before the actual calling day last year. This was from a judge who occasionally follows the plan.


Understood if you don't want to name the judge, but can you name the Circuit/District?


N.D. Ohio

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby lolwat » Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Will most offers go out before the end of September? A firm has me on hold until they figure out how many of their summers will be doing clerkships, so it'd be helpful to know.


Yes. I'd imagine many offers will be given by the end of Sept. 16.

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:11 pm

I've heard of the legendary 12:01 am interviews, but technically they are "off plan":

Critical Dates10:00 a.m. (EDT), September 6, 2011
Applications received (OSCAR release)
10:00 a.m. (EDT), September 9, 2011
First date judges may contact applicants
to schedule interviews
10:00 a.m. (EDT), September 15, 2011
First date and time when interviews may be held
and offers made

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby traydeuce » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:16 pm

So back to my question, does that mean that West Coast judges regularly call applicants at what, for them, is 7:00 local time? In other words, is all lost if one doesn't get a call from a Ninth Circuit judge between 10:00-10:30 EST, or is it common for them to wait to call until their normal work hours, or the normal work hours of their secretaries, begin?

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby lolwat » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:38 pm

traydeuce wrote:So back to my question, does that mean that West Coast judges regularly call applicants at what, for them, is 7:00 local time? In other words, is all lost if one doesn't get a call from a Ninth Circuit judge between 10:00-10:30 EST, or is it common for them to wait to call until their normal work hours, or the normal work hours of their secretaries, begin?


I have no personal experience with this, but I've heard that they do call at 7am PST.

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:54 pm

Alum here. I know it's a different ball game, but I've been contacted by four off plan judges' chambers in the past couple of months. Two called around 9:00 AM their time; the third around 2:00 PM their time; and the fourth by email.

(The results have been one no offer in person interview, one no follow-up interview telephone screener, one in person interview that I'll find out about next week, and one interview taking place next week.)

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Alum here. I know it's a different ball game, but I've been contacted by four off plan judges' chambers in the past couple of months. Two called around 9:00 AM their time; the third around 2:00 PM their time; and the fourth by email.

(The results have been one no offer in person interview, one no follow-up interview telephone screener, one in person interview that I'll find out about next week, and one interview taking place next week.)


Well, when an off-plan judge calls is completely irrelevant to when an on-plan judge calls; an off-plan judge can call whenever he feels like it. And actually, those judges aren't necessarily off-plan; the plan doesn't control when they call alums, though some do it on the same timeframe as current students.

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:02 pm

Hence why I said that it's a totally different ballgame.

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:04 pm

Why do I picture the Judge's clerks making the 7 am call and not the Judge? :(




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