Minimum Qualifications for Federal Law Clerks?

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augusta1985
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Minimum Qualifications for Federal Law Clerks?

Postby augusta1985 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:21 pm

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Does anyone know if these "minimum qualifications" are enforced? I have an interview with a US Magistrate Judge, but I am outside the "top 33%" of my class and no law review. I noticed there's a catchall provision where the judge can say you've "demonstrated proficiency in legal studies" equivalent to high academic standing and/or law review. Any ideas on this?

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kalvano
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Re: Minimum Qualifications for Federal Law Clerks?

Postby kalvano » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:28 pm

The catchall phrase allows judges to do whatever the hell they want. If the mag judge likes you, then you're in.

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Re: Minimum Qualifications for Federal Law Clerks?

Postby Julio_El_Chavo » Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:46 pm

kalvano wrote:The catchall phrase allows judges to do whatever the hell they want. If the mag judge likes you, then you're in.




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