Should I Even Bother Applying?

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Should I Even Bother Applying?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:26 pm

I'm just finishing up my apps for federal clerkships and I was just wondering whether I should even bother. I'm top 15% + LR at one of the regional Chicago schools Kent/DePaul/Loyola. I'm not an editor and my work experience has just been working at a small firm. Will I even be able to get an interview with a magistrate or is this just out of my league?

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Re: Should I Even Bother Applying?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:36 pm

I know plenty of people out of Florida Coastal clerking for Article III judges. Never underestimate the power of a strong writing sample and regional ties.

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Re: Should I Even Bother Applying?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:44 pm

Will you be clerking in SDNY or on the 9th Cir. COA? Nope. But if you really want to clerk, and are willing to move to do it (or clerk at the state level), it's worth a shot.




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