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Federal Clerkship Chances

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:02 am

Washington and Lee, Top 10%, Law Review (but no board position). Chances at USDC or Magistrate? Is it worth a shot?

Thanks!

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Re: Federal Clerkship Chances

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:42 am

Definitely worth a shot. It probably goes without saying, but I would recommend targeting judges who are alums of W&L or have hired W&L clerks in the past in particular.

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Re: Federal Clerkship Chances

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:11 pm

Thanks, I appreciate it. Anyone else?

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Re: Federal Clerkship Chances

Postby clarita » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:51 pm

On July 10 there will be a virtual networking event on http://www.SPAM.com to connect law students with recent graduates and established lawyers. You can speak to them privately by phone or via video conference. Several clerks are available to offer guidance on a pro-bono basis.

It's really a unique opportunity to learn some tips about salaries and opportunities for career progression for lawyers.

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Re: Federal Clerkship Chances

Postby lolwat » Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Definitely worth a shot. It probably goes without saying, but I would recommend targeting judges who are alums of W&L or have hired W&L clerks in the past in particular.


This, there's at least one judge I know of that hires fairly heavily from W&L

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Re: Federal Clerkship Chances

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:55 am

OP here.

Thanks. If I wanted to concentrate on one level of judges, should it be District or Magistrate?

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Re: Federal Clerkship Chances

Postby Tyrion Lannister » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:45 am

Anonymous User wrote:OP here.

Thanks. If I wanted to concentrate on one level of judges, should it be District or Magistrate?


If you could only concentrate on one, I would probably say district, only because you'd have a bigger universe of judges to apply to.

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Re: Federal Clerkship Chances

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:05 am

Anonymous User wrote:Washington and Lee, Top 10%, Law Review (but no board position). Chances at USDC or Magistrate? Is it worth a shot?

Thanks!


Yes, absolutely. It just depends if you are willing to live in a less than desirable location.

Good luck.




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