What do you send in a clerkship app to a judicial nominee

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bk125
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What do you send in a clerkship app to a judicial nominee

Postby bk125 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:33 pm

I'm sending an application to a district court nominee who is likely to be confirmed this fall. A friend of his told me to apply and said to send my application. Does anyone know if I should be sending a complete app (writing sample, transcript, LORs) or just simply my resume and cover letter.

Also, any suggestions for what to write in the cover letter?

Thx.

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Re: What do you send in a clerkship app to a judicial nominee

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:36 pm

I am doing the same and the chambers clerk said to send all the usual stuff--CL, resume, writing sample, refs, grades.

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Re: What do you send in a clerkship app to a judicial nominee

Postby lolwat » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I am doing the same and the chambers clerk said to send all the usual stuff--CL, resume, writing sample, refs, grades.


This. LORs instead of refs is probably better, but eh. Usual stuff.

Don't know about cover letter. Nominee is still different from confirmed...

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Re: What do you send in a clerkship app to a judicial nominee

Postby bk125 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:53 pm

Sorry - confused - what clerk did you speak to? This nominee is in private practice (so I don't think he has a chambers or clerk yet) and I assume the last thing he wants is a giant envelope of stuff on his desk. My thought was, b/c it's a personal recommendation from a friend of his, to send just a cover letter and resume.




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