Anonymous User wrote:I guess I'm just looking for some hope to cling on to. I have one COA interview, but I am not a particularly good interviewer -- I can be hit or miss. If I had the stats for a COA interview (received out of the blue, no connections, etc.), I guess I was hoping for a district court interview somewhere.
The other frustrating thing is that my recommenders have been making calls since the summer to judges that they know, but none of those connections came through in the end. I guess it's the hyper-competitive nature of the process, and I know numerous applicants have multiple recommenders calling for them, but it doesn't alleviate the frustration re: the process.
Anyways, no point in thinking about this any longer. Guess I should just focus on knocking this interview out of the park next week.
Research the guy, a lot. Happily my first interview is with an ex-prof, so I have a huge paper trail of articles to look at. Plus the textbook he wrote that I used in a 1L class, and all the opinions. I just hope he doesn't say, "so, what's your least favorite recently decided case," because that just so happens to be something he wrote that I was quite furious over. I guess I'll find something else to dislike. Maybe Breyer perpetuating the Asahi split in Nicastro. That's a pretty safe topic.