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Anyone had a clerkship offer or interview yet?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:08 pm

Hi, just curious. Who has had an interview or offer for a clerkship already? I know you all don't want to out yourself so could you answer these questions if you have:

1) Interview or offer?

2) State (trial, app, sup ct)? Fed (what type?)

Also curious about a few things. Do employers at OCI hire future clerks and just postpone their start date a year or two? How does that work ? Also, do you have to pay for your own bar review as a clerk?

Thanks

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Re: Anyone had a clerkship offer or interview yet?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Hi, just curious. Who has had an interview or offer for a clerkship already? I know you all don't want to out yourself so could you answer these questions if you have:

1) Interview or offer?

2) State (trial, app, sup ct)? Fed (what type?)

Also curious about a few things. Do employers at OCI hire future clerks and just postpone their start date a year or two? How does that work ? Also, do you have to pay for your own bar review as a clerk?

Thanks


A co-worker of mine has an interview with the WA sup ct next Monday.

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Re: Anyone had a clerkship offer or interview yet?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:19 pm

Most of the judges on my court (TX intermediate appellate) have already hired for 2013-2014.

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Re: Anyone had a clerkship offer or interview yet?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:42 pm

1) Offer (Accepted)
2) State Supreme Court

Hiring was back in March.

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Re: Anyone had a clerkship offer or interview yet?

Postby kalvano » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:1) Offer (Accepted)
2) State Supreme Court

Hiring was back in March.



Which state?

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Re: Anyone had a clerkship offer or interview yet?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:28 pm

1) offer

2) district court

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Re: Anyone had a clerkship offer or interview yet?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:32 pm

I have friends (rising 3Ls) who have already been interviewed by (and accepted offers with) federal CoA and D.Ct. judges for 2013-2014.

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Re: Anyone had a clerkship offer or interview yet?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Hi, just curious. Who has had an interview or offer for a clerkship already? I know you all don't want to out yourself so could you answer these questions if you have:

1) Interview or offer?

2) State (trial, app, sup ct)? Fed (what type?)

Also curious about a few things. Do employers at OCI hire future clerks and just postpone their start date a year or two? How does that work ? Also, do you have to pay for your own bar review as a clerk?

Thanks


(1) Offered more than 10 interviews... accepted an offer doing 1/2 those interviews. (I applied for COA clerkships as a graduating 3L/'12 grad that has a federal district court clerkship for '12-'13)

(2) Fed COA

-As to OCI - the typical rising 3L clerkship applicant has already completed OCI as a rising 2L and will be an SA somewhere. Typically their 2L SA firm will extend an offer. The following things can happen: (a) if your judge allows you to, you might accept the offer, (b) if your judge allows you to, you might defer the offer, or (c) if your judge requires/prefers, you ask them to close the offer and tell them that you will ask for it to be re-extended towards the end of your clerkship. Now, some people will apply for a post 3L SA that precedes their clerkship.

-As to bar expenses/review - it comes down to two factors: (a) (most important) whether your judge will allow you to ask money from the firm and (b) whether the firm will pay for bar review expenses for clerks. You should be saving money from your SA to fund yourself post graduation (living expenses through August, moving expenses (~$1k-$2k if you do it yourself), bar review course (~$1k for themis or ~$1.7k for barbri), bar expenses (~$1000 - application + exam + C&F), and hotel/travel for the bar (~$500)).

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Re: Anyone had a clerkship offer or interview yet?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:21 pm

kalvano wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:1) Offer (Accepted)
2) State Supreme Court

Hiring was back in March.



Which state?



Md.

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Re: Anyone had a clerkship offer or interview yet?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:33 pm

Does anybody know whether there's an active site similar to Clerkship Notification Blog, Law Clerk Addict, etc.? I cannot seem to find a message board for that type of information (i.e., which judges are calling, who has hired, etc.). Thanks!

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Re: Anyone had a clerkship offer or interview yet?

Postby Tyrion Lannister » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does anybody know whether there's an active site similar to Clerkship Notification Blog, Law Clerk Addict, etc.? I cannot seem to find a message board for that type of information (i.e., which judges are calling, who has hired, etc.). Thanks!


Until a couple weeks ago, there was one called The Clerkship Scramble which did a pretty good job tracking these things, but it has since vanished.

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Re: Anyone had a clerkship offer or interview yet?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:14 pm

Offer (accepted)

CA9

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Re: Anyone had a clerkship offer or interview yet?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:23 pm

A few EDVA judges are currently interviewing alums.

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Re: Anyone had a clerkship offer or interview yet?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:57 pm

Some EDVa are interviewing students too.

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Re: Anyone had a clerkship offer or interview yet?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:29 pm

Rising 3L
Interviewed with 7th Circuit judge last week, decisions due today or tomorrow.
Phone screener with 10th Circuit clerks last week, interview callbacks go out next week.

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Re: Anyone had a clerkship offer or interview yet?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:12 pm

Recent HYS grad

Interviewed with and received offer from SDNY/EDNY/DDC judge. Interviewed beginning of May, received offer end of May.

Received and declined offer to interview from another judge in one of those districts in early June.

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Re: Anyone had a clerkship offer or interview yet?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Offer (accepted)

CA9


Yes, several people I know are in this situation. CA9 is mostly hired up for 2013-2014. Mostly.

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Re: Anyone had a clerkship offer or interview yet?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:36 pm

2L summer associate at my firm got and accepted offer at N.D. Cal. followed by Federal Circuit (back to back).

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Re: Anyone had a clerkship offer or interview yet?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:10 pm

you guys sending resumes to State Courts out on resume paper? or just plain?

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Re: Anyone had a clerkship offer or interview yet?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:you guys sending resumes to State Courts out on resume paper? or just plain?

I use the cream colored copy paper from Staples. Much cheaper then resume paper, but still stands out. Probably in a bad way though. I should've sucked it up and dropped a pile of money on legit paper.

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Re: Anyone had a clerkship offer or interview yet?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:31 pm

I interviewed for a 9th Circuit spot about 3 weeks ago. I guess I flubbed it, though the judge told me s/he would perhaps be interviewing for several more weeks.

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Re: Anyone had a clerkship offer or interview yet?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:35 pm

1) Offer (T14 alum)

2) An odd-numbered circuit that isn't 9.

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Re: Anyone had a clerkship offer or interview yet?

Postby kalvano » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:you guys sending resumes to State Courts out on resume paper? or just plain?



Regular old paper. Not like the most dirt cheap paper, but plain copy paper. I'm firing off too many to spring for nice paper.

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Re: Anyone had a clerkship offer or interview yet?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:2L summer associate at my firm got and accepted offer at N.D. Cal. followed by Federal Circuit (back to back).


Are you sure it's not the other way around? Many ND Cal judges prefer CoA first, whereas very few consider law students straight out of school.

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Re: Anyone had a clerkship offer or interview yet?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:18 am

Anonymous User wrote:2L summer associate at my firm got and accepted offer at N.D. Cal. followed by Federal Circuit (back to back).


What law school?




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