Importance of Firm Prestige for Clerkships

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Importance of Firm Prestige for Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:31 am

I am deciding between summering at a high-vault firm and a non-vault firm, and wondering what impact this will have on clerkships at the district level. I ran a search and it seems like there are comments stating that grades are far more important than where you summer. However, I was thinking that since the clerks are probably the ones shuffling through the resumes, as recent T14 grads for the most part, they are going to be more impressed by someone who summered at say, DPW, than a non-vault firm. Thoughts?

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Re: Importance of Firm Prestige for Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:18 am

Won't matter.

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Re: Importance of Firm Prestige for Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:29 am

Anonymous User wrote:I am deciding between summering at a high-vault firm and a non-vault firm, and wondering what impact this will have on clerkships at the district level. I ran a search and it seems like there are comments stating that grades are far more important than where you summer. However, I was thinking that since the clerks are probably the ones shuffling through the resumes, as recent T14 grads for the most part, they are going to be more impressed by someone who summered at say, DPW, than a non-vault firm. Thoughts?


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Re: Importance of Firm Prestige for Clerkships

Postby Citizen Genet » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:04 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I am deciding between summering at a high-vault firm and a non-vault firm, and wondering what impact this will have on clerkships at the district level. I ran a search and it seems like there are comments stating that grades are far more important than where you summer. However, I was thinking that since the clerks are probably the ones shuffling through the resumes, as recent T14 grads for the most part, they are going to be more impressed by someone who summered at say, DPW, than a non-vault firm. Thoughts?


Your post is intriguing to me and I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

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