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Another Clerkship Chances Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:02 pm

T90-T100 law school. I am a 2L and in the top 5% of the class. I am on moot court and a secondary journal. I struck out at OCI and have been interviewing with medium sized civil litigation law firms for this summer.

What are my chances at magistrate or bankruptcy court clerkships? I'm assuming that all district courts are out of the question because of my school rank. What might happen if I can get myself into the top 2%-3% after the spring?

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Re: Another Clerkship Chances Thread

Postby legalese_retard » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:24 am

I think your best shot is to apply to judges that are (1) in the same location as your law school and (2) in a city where you have strong ties to (i.e. where you grew up). Also consider applying to judges in rural areas of the country. If you are serious about clerking, try contacting judges that don't post clerkship openings on OSCAR. Judges who don't care a lot about prestige and rankings (and they do exist), do not like posting jobs via OSCAR because they get flooded with applicants. I know of at least two federal district judges that never advertise job openings and rely on recommendations from collegues and friends, or just interview the few folks that submit unsolicited applications.

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