What is it like to clerk for the Supreme Court?

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What is it like to clerk for the Supreme Court?

Postby c3pO4 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:58 am

Yo - somebody who is/was/knows a SCOTUSclerk get them to join Quora and answer this. It will probably get mad views.

http://www.quora.com/U-S-Supreme-Court/ ... reme-Court

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Re: What is it like to clerk for the Supreme Court?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:28 pm

I was just looking at that. Would really be interested in insights...

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Re: What is it like to clerk for the Supreme Court?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:33 pm

A family member who has and the profs I know who have basically say something like "Imagine the worst day of your life and the best day of your life happening simultaneously for a year straight."

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Re: What is it like to clerk for the Supreme Court?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:55 am

My Con Law professor clerked for Blackmun and all she talked about in class was that experience. I did not learn anything about con law from her, but I sure learned a lot about Blackmun and the justices' personalities and what clerking is like.

Kinda like what the poster above said, she must have said at least 2 dozen times that clerking was a "24/7/365 job in a literal sense." When she wasn't physically working on something, she was thinking about and stressing over it.

Now she gets paid $250k to be a godawful excuse for a professor and teach 3 classes per year. Yes, I mad.

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Re: What is it like to clerk for the Supreme Court?

Postby Citizen Genet » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:10 am

Anonymous User wrote:My Con Law professor clerked for Blackmun and all she talked about in class was that experience. I did not learn anything about con law from her, but I sure learned a lot about Blackmun and the justices' personalities and what clerking is like.

Kinda like what the poster above said, she must have said at least 2 dozen times that clerking was a "24/7/365 job in a literal sense." When she wasn't physically working on something, she was thinking about and stressing over it.

Now she gets paid $250k to be a godawful excuse for a professor and teach 3 classes per year. Yes, I mad.



You mad br.... wait.... dang it.

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Re: What is it like to clerk for the Supreme Court?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:10 am

Anonymous User wrote:My Con Law professor clerked for Blackmun and all she talked about in class was that experience. I did not learn anything about con law from her, but I sure learned a lot about Blackmun and the justices' personalities and what clerking is like.

Kinda like what the poster above said, she must have said at least 2 dozen times that clerking was a "24/7/365 job in a literal sense." When she wasn't physically working on something, she was thinking about and stressing over it.

Now she gets paid $250k to be a godawful excuse for a professor and teach 3 classes per year. Yes, I mad.


I hope you aren't talking about Pam Karlan. She teaches Con Law, clerked for Blackmun, and talks about it a lot, but damn is she a good professor.




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