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Clerkship Bonus

Postby chrisihat » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:18 am

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Re: Clerkship Bonus

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:29 am

chrisihat wrote:If you clerk for two different judges on the same Circuit (for example, two Sixth Circuit Judges, like Judge Clay and then Judge Sutton), do you receive a clerkship bonus for two clerkships? And more importantly, do you receive credit for two years at a firm (thus, coming in as a third year)?

Thanks for your help in advance.


Depends on the firm and will likely be case by case. Also, most double clerkship bonuses are either a single $50k or $70k. But, FWIW, 99% of people would be far better served by a circuit+district rather than a circuit+circuit unless: (a) circuit+circuit = geographic COA + Fed Cir or (b) circuit+circuit is followed by SCOTUS (or a Climenko/Bigelow fellowship or a VAP).

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Re: Clerkship Bonus

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:35 am

Anonymous User wrote:
chrisihat wrote:If you clerk for two different judges on the same Circuit (for example, two Sixth Circuit Judges, like Judge Clay and then Judge Sutton), do you receive a clerkship bonus for two clerkships? And more importantly, do you receive credit for two years at a firm (thus, coming in as a third year)?

Thanks for your help in advance.


Depends on the firm and will likely be case by case. Also, most double clerkship bonuses are either a single $50k or $70k. But, FWIW, 99% of people would be far better served by a circuit+district rather than a circuit+circuit unless: (a) circuit+circuit = geographic COA + Fed Cir or (b) circuit+circuit is followed by SCOTUS (or a Climenko/Bigelow fellowship or a VAP).

Bingo.




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