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Re: The New York Times clerkship article: late, wrong

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:32 pm

traydeuce wrote:My school somehow knew who was off-plan, for the most part. I never spoke to a single chambers about it.


Some schools are much better than others. Mine was atrociously bad. There was some knowledge, but it was very limited. I now really believe that you have a much better chance of clerking / getting a better clerkship coming from, say, Chicago or UVa than NYU or Penn. It's all about connections and those schools seem to work at it.

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Re: The New York Times clerkship article: late, wrong

Postby traydeuce » Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
traydeuce wrote:My school somehow knew who was off-plan, for the most part. I never spoke to a single chambers about it.


Some schools are much better than others. Mine was atrociously bad. There was some knowledge, but it was very limited. I now really believe that you have a much better chance of clerking / getting a better clerkship coming from, say, Chicago or UVa than NYU or Penn. It's all about connections and those schools seem to work at it.


Oh yes, our clerkship process was abysmal. The woman running it knows no one. We had some high-powered professors on our clerkship committee who made calls but that was it.

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Re: The New York Times clerkship article: late, wrong

Postby wiseowl » Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:46 pm

There is nothing more entertaining at this stage of my life than a TLS clerkship thread. Nothing.

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Re: The New York Times clerkship article: late, wrong

Postby quiver » Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:48 pm

wiseowl wrote:There is nothing more entertaining at this stage of my life than a TLS clerkship thread. Nothing.
I was actually wondering how this thread was still going.

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Re: The New York Times clerkship article: late, wrong

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:37 am

The Koz = awe-inspiring.

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Re: The New York Times clerkship article: late, wrong

Postby Hoopster » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:15 am

Having just gone through the clerkship wringer myself, I find the article to be pretty spot-on within the spirit intended. As do most of my friends who got clerkships.




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