State clerkship, then a federal one?

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vegeta
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State clerkship, then a federal one?

Postby vegeta » Sat May 12, 2012 3:47 am

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone has either done this or might have some insight into the process. I was thinking of clerking for a state court of appeals judge and then applying/clerking for a federal district judge. All my applications currently are for federal district court judges, but the idea of clerking for a state judge started to interest me, too. Thoughts on this? Is that possible? I tried searching the internet through a quick google search but didn't see anyone talking about it.

I'd love to clerk for a federal judge, but my grades are about top 25-30%, and I know it'll be tough. So I was thinking of going that state court to federal court route. Any other advice that you think would be helpful I would appreciate, too! Thanks.

Danteshek
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Re: State clerkship, then a federal one?

Postby Danteshek » Sat May 12, 2012 3:55 am

vegeta wrote:Hi,

I was wondering if anyone has either done this or might have some insight into the process. I was thinking of clerking for a state court of appeals judge and then applying/clerking for a federal district judge. All my applications currently are for federal district court judges, but the idea of clerking for a state judge started to interest me, too. Thoughts on this? Is that possible? I tried searching the internet through a quick google search but didn't see anyone talking about it.

I'd love to clerk for a federal judge, but my grades are about top 25-30%, and I know it'll be tough. So I was thinking of going that state court to federal court route. Any other advice that you think would be helpful I would appreciate, too! Thanks.


Nice try

vegeta
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Re: State clerkship, then a federal one?

Postby vegeta » Sat May 12, 2012 4:17 am

Danteshek wrote:Nice try


Thanks?




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