2nd Clerkship - When should I apply/mail firms?

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2nd Clerkship - When should I apply/mail firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:54 am

I am completing a district court clerkship in a major market and starting a district court clerkship in a much smaller market. The smaller market is where I want to practice. My tie to the smaller market is that I went to law school there and it is much closer to family (but still several hours away). I'm not a T14 graduate but went to a tier 1 school and graduated magna with law review.

I plan to target firms in both markets, starting with the smaller market. When should I start applying? All of the clerks at my last clerkship had positions early on, so I didn't get much advice there. I had the 2nd clerkship lined up before starting the first so I haven't applied to firms since 3L.

I have seen people post that clerks should apply anywhere between August and December. Any advice is appreciated.

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Re: 2nd Clerkship - When should I apply/mail firms?

Postby lolwat » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:10 am

1. ask judge on policy regarding interviewing with firms
2. another thread has someone just send out applications in november; if firm isn't hiring yet, they'll likely tell you. most firms I talked to said winter/spring of clerkship year.

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Re: 2nd Clerkship - When should I apply/mail firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:24 pm

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