On Plan Clerkships 2011

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:29 am

Anonymous User wrote:Thanks to the Boalties for their great information and advice!


Seconded! Also: to those who did land clerkships, what was your general grade profile? Obviously you all did well, but I'm curious to get a ballpark idea of how it shakes out in terms of the HH/H/P balance.

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:50 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Thanks to the Boalties for their great information and advice!


Seconded! Also: to those who did land clerkships, what was your general grade profile? Obviously you all did well, but I'm curious to get a ballpark idea of how it shakes out in terms of the HH/H/P balance.

I landed clerkships. But I'm not going to comment on my grade distribution. For one, that violates the honor code. Even if it doesn't given the anonymous setting here, its not in the spirit of this school to disclose grades publicly for any purpose - including the reasonable purpose you forward about wanting a "ballpark idea"

There's good reason why Berkeley Law doesn't tell its students that X distribution is median, or Y distribution is top 25%. The benefits of giving you the ability to "manage your expectations" are outweighed by the costs associated with the competitive b/s that ensues once students start "sharing information" about grades. I'm not trying to be a jerk, I used to think exactly like you, "What's the big f'ing deal?" - but I totally get it now.

The more cynical reason, of course, is to throw up a smoke screen at employers and confuse them about who's where in the class. If people start publishing grade profiles, that smoke screen goes away ever so slowly. Just know that about 40 people get clerkships from Berkeley per year, and that Berkeley has about 350 people enrolled - out of which maybe 150 apply for clerkships?

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:42 am

Just know that about 40 people get clerkships from Berkeley per year, and that Berkeley has about 350 people enrolled - out of which maybe 150 apply for clerkships?


So, assuming a typical heavy-tailed distribution (Pareto, Levy, etc.) of clerkships among Berkeley applicants, you're probably looking at all but a handful of clerks falling in the top 15% or so. Which is consistent with the general consensus on here.

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:07 pm

Who do I tell at my firm that I secured clerkships for 2012 and 2013? What do I say? I want to go back there...

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:05 pm

I just called our recruiting office and told them I needed to defer for a year because of a clerkship. Not sure if this makes a difference, but my firm was incredibly supportive during the clerkship search and encourages people to do them.

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:25 pm

Any news from the bankruptcy judges in California?

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:25 am

Any recent movement? Oscar says that many judges have not finished hiring. Thanks!

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any recent movement? Oscar says that many judges have not finished hiring. Thanks!


Speaking from personal experience, there are OSCAR judges who won't even start reviewing apps until the winter or spring. I had an OSCAR interview in April last year.

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:22 pm

Any news from the S.D. Ohio? Specifically Dayton & Cincinnati?

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:00 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Any recent movement? Oscar says that many judges have not finished hiring. Thanks!


Speaking from personal experience, there are OSCAR judges who won't even start reviewing apps until the winter or spring. I had an OSCAR interview in April last year.


There are quite a few judges who are listed on there who are done but just haven't updated their listing. (E.g., Carney, Dyk, Sutton, Vanaskie).

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:16 pm

Bump for any updates on judges/ schools.

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:22 pm

Judge O'Toole of D. Mass. has hired a 2012 HLS student (only had one spot, as he staggers his clerks through two-year terms).

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:40 pm

Bianco (EDNY) has hired a 3L from GULC for 2013.

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:01 pm

Any stats on the GULC 3L hired by Bianco? Rank? Journal?

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any stats on the GULC 3L hired by Bianco? Rank? Journal?

how does this possibly give you any useful info? are you a GULC student who is just nosey?

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any stats on the GULC 3L hired by Bianco? Rank? Journal?


If you're a GULC student, then just go on Symplicity and find the person's contact information on Bianco's profile and ask.

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby peter2009 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:48 pm

Anyone heard from Bankruptcy judges in Western District of Texas?

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:12 am

Received an offer from a judge in C.D. Cal. yesterday, a day after my interview. Had previously given up all hope for a clerkship this year--some hope remains for those still waiting!

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby A Purple Cow » Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:28 am

C.D. Cal guy, can you PM me?

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Re: On Plan Clerkships 2011

Postby Citizen Genet » Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:40 am

Ditto on the request for a PM from CDCal.




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