Question Re: Magistrate Clerkships

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Question Re: Magistrate Clerkships

Postby what to do now » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:38 am

I'm currently clerking for a district court judge in a large state. Would a clerkship for a magistrate judge in SDNY be an upgrade or downgrade? Would it help me land a job in NYC? I'm interested in AUSA, as well as firms.

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Re: Question Re: Magistrate Clerkships

Postby LawIdiot86 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:20 am

Related question. I know a clerkship with SDNY or D.Del for bankruptcy is seen as a solid step above the other bankruptcy courts. Does this apply to any of the districts for magistrates? I would guess DDC and SDNY, but don't know. Also, EDNY and EDVa?

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Re: Question Re: Magistrate Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:11 pm

Given that NYC firms don't generally care much about connections to the city, and given that you're already clerking for a district judge, I'm not sure what the value-added would be for clerking with a magistrate, even in SDNY, with the exception of getting to know the local rules well in the process.

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