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District Court clerkship this late in the game?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:21 pm

Are there any district court clerkships that I could apply to at this point? Where do I find listings for them and instructions about how to apply?

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Re: District Court clerkship this late in the game?

Postby kalvano » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:28 pm

A lot of D.Ct. are on-plan, so yes. But do you have letters of rec and everything else?

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Re: District Court clerkship this late in the game?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:33 pm

I dont have recs but I do have good relationships that I think I could get recs from, but when are on plan apps due? I have heard people talk about OSCAR....how do I get access to that?

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Re: District Court clerkship this late in the game?

Postby letsdoit » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I dont have recs but I do have good relationships that I think I could get recs from, but when are on plan apps due? I have heard people talk about OSCAR....how do I get access to that?


Google is a wonderful thing. So is the TLS search mechanism.

https://oscar.symplicity.com/

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Re: District Court clerkship this late in the game?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:42 pm

Besides district court clerkships, what other clerkships are worth applying to?

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Re: District Court clerkship this late in the game?

Postby memo2partner » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:59 pm

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Re: District Court clerkship this late in the game?

Postby anon168 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Besides district court clerkships, what other clerkships are worth applying to?


Federal Circuit, Tax Court, Bankruptcy Court ... all of these are "worth applying to" assuming you know what area of law you want to practice in.

Also, depending on where you want to practice, many state appellate courts / judges will hire clerks. But just bear in mind that if you clerk for the appellate court in NY, it may not carry very much weight in, say, Illinois. It'll still look good, but just won't have the immediate or lasting impact that a dct clerkship would.

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Re: District Court clerkship this late in the game?

Postby kalvano » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I dont have recs but I do have good relationships that I think I could get recs from, but when are on plan apps due? I have heard people talk about OSCAR....how do I get access to that?



It took a long time to get my recs in. Professors are just slow.

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Re: District Court clerkship this late in the game?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:08 pm

When are applications due?

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Re: District Court clerkship this late in the game?

Postby kalvano » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:58 pm

Varies by judge. At the latest, September 3rd, I believe.

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Re: District Court clerkship this late in the game?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:15 pm

I'm about to blast out some apps, there still should be a decent amount of DCt judges hiring.

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Re: District Court clerkship this late in the game?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:21 pm

Can you send applications while recommendations are pending? Is it still possible to make the deadline without asking for recommendations?

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Re: District Court clerkship this late in the game?

Postby kalvano » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:09 am

You guys need to go to OSCAR and look at the tutorials. Judges require 2-3 letters of recommendation. You can build an app for each jugs without assigning recommenders, but you can't finalize the application. If it's not finalized, it doesn't get sent and you don't have a shot.

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Re: District Court clerkship this late in the game?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:55 am

And while many CoA judges are moving off plan, not all have. Last year I got 3 CoA interviews on-plan. Point is, if you're competitive, don't completely ignore CoA but figure out who is on plan.

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Re: District Court clerkship this late in the game?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:01 pm

Median at Lower T-14.

What type of clerkships do I have a shot at?

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Re: District Court clerkship this late in the game?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:04 pm

Where can we apply for state court clerkships?

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Re: District Court clerkship this late in the game?

Postby DouglasDevelopment » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Median at Lower T-14.

What type of clerkships do I have a shot at?


No shot COA, and likely no shot at District Court. No clue about Magistrate.

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Re: District Court clerkship this late in the game?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:19 pm

DouglasDevelopment wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Median at Lower T-14.

What type of clerkships do I have a shot at?


No shot COA, and likely no shot at District Court. No clue about Magistrate.


Where can I apply to Magistrate?

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Re: District Court clerkship this late in the game?

Postby kalvano » Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Where can we apply for state court clerkships?


Check the Virginia Guide. Too late for a lot of them.

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Re: District Court clerkship this late in the game?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:47 pm

Thanks, kalvano.

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Re: District Court clerkship this late in the game?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:36 pm

kalvano wrote:You guys need to go to OSCAR and look at the tutorials. Judges require 2-3 letters of recommendation. You can build an app for each jugs without assigning recommenders, but you can't finalize the application. If it's not finalized, it doesn't get sent and you don't have a shot.


You can finalize the application without recommendation letters and it will be visible to judges. That said, good luck without any letters. But, if you are missing 1 letter and are down to the wire, it's better to finalize without the final letter.

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Re: District Court clerkship this late in the game?

Postby kalvano » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:45 pm

Really? I was making sure everything looked OK and had no letters selected, and I thought it wouldn't let me finalize. Sorry if I'm wrong about that.

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Re: District Court clerkship this late in the game?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:26 pm

For state clerkships, do the professors send you the recommendations and then you send them to the judge, or do they send it directly to the judge?

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Re: District Court clerkship this late in the game?

Postby kalvano » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:For state clerkships, do the professors send you the recommendations and then you send them to the judge, or do they send it directly to the judge?


Either way. I got all of mine sent to me in sealed envelopes, then sent everything as one package. Seemed easier to me.

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Re: District Court clerkship this late in the game?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:13 am

Anybody know of a link where I can find a cover letter template for clerkships.

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