2012 Clerkship Application Thread

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby ottamymind » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:59 pm

Anyone heard from any ED La judges in New Orleans yet?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:26 am

ottamymind wrote:Anyone heard from any ED La judges in New Orleans yet?


i believe a classmate has accepted an offer, not sure which judge tho.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:18 am

Anyone with offers from D.Del? I've interviewed with one Judge and haven't heard back yet. I assume the others won't be calling.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:48 pm

ottamymind wrote:Anyone heard from any ED La judges in New Orleans yet?


Had an interview with one last week, he/she said they had a couple of more candidates this week, assuming since I haven't heard anything that I'm not getting the position.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:42 pm

As for D. del, i know someone that interviewed there and hasnt heard back also. Hopefully it's the same judge and you both still have a shot.

Anyone heard from O'grady in EDVA?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:00 pm

Just noticed an error in a thank you note I send to a judge after an interview that went extremely well... I hate my life.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:44 pm

Just noticed an error in a thank you note I send to a judge after an interview that went extremely well... I hate my life.


Just FYI. I had this one judge that my application was borderline embarrassing. Minor (i.e., spacing) typos in my resume, a conspicuous typo in my OSCAR gradesheet, and (IIRC) a typo in my cover letter. I'm currently in my second month of a clerkship with him/her.

Bottom line: I wouldn't worry about a typo in a thank-you note. There's a 97% chance it won't be noticed, and if it is, another 97% chance it won't be outcome determinative.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:As for D. del, i know someone that interviewed there and hasnt heard back also. Hopefully it's the same judge and you both still have a shot.

Anyone heard from O'grady in EDVA?


He hired at least 1 person from H for 2013.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Just noticed an error in a thank you note I send to a judge after an interview that went extremely well... I hate my life.


Just FYI. I had this one judge that my application was borderline embarrassing. Minor (i.e., spacing) typos in my resume, a conspicuous typo in my OSCAR gradesheet, and (IIRC) a typo in my cover letter. I'm currently in my second month of a clerkship with him/her.

Bottom line: I wouldn't worry about a typo in a thank-you note. There's a 97% chance it won't be noticed, and if it is, another 97% chance it won't be outcome determinative.


That is quite reassuring, thank you.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:54 pm

Year: 3L
School/Tier: T60
Grades: Top 1/3
LR?: Secondary EIC
Published?: No
SA position?: No - prestigious public interest gig and FPD internship
Anything else we should know: school year DCt internship
Number of Magistrate Applications: 10
Number of D. Ct. Applications: 45
Number of Circuit Applications: 1
Number of Specialty Court Applications: 5
Total interviews: 1 DCt (not my internship judge, but a judge-friend of his in a different district where I have significant ties)
Offer(s): So close, yet so far away

It was a long shot, but I'm still crushed.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Year: 3L
School/Tier: T20
Grades: Top 5%
LR?: Yes - Ed. Board
Published?: Yes (student note)
SA position?: No
Anything else we should know: No
Number of Magistrate Applications: 0
Number of D. Ct. Applications: ~50
Number of Circuit Applications: ~20
Number of Specialty Court Applications: ~10
Total interviews: 3 specialty court, 1 D.Ct. (got the invite today, interview Thurs.), 1 COA
Offer(s): None so far (3 rejections - COA, 2 sp. cts.; 1 outstanding post-interview; 1 interview scheduled)


I'm the poster quoted above. Got the D.Ct. spot. Good luck to everyone still in the hunt!

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:02 pm

Would you mind saying which court or giving us some sort of clue as to which court?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Would you mind saying which court or giving us some sort of clue as to which court?


Not gonna call out the exact court, but non-continental U.S.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:24 am

Nice! Thanks for sharing. Much appreciated.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:29 pm

I had an interview for a district court clerkship in a flyover district, interview when great, judge told me I was at the top of his list, ect. Position is now listed as filled on Oscar. Crushed.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:54 pm

I'm really late to this thread (and it also looks like my luck was a bit anomalous), but for whatever it is worth, here is how things went for me.

Year: 3L
School: T20
Rank: Top1/3
LR: Secondary
Other: Apparently I have improved my interviewing skills since OCI lat year.
SA: Mid-sized firm, secondary market (maybe tertiary market)
D.Ct. Applications: about 20
Circuit applications: 3
State court applications: 29
Interviews: 2 state court, 1 circuit court, 1 D.Ct (though it might be worth noting that I accepted my offers before many courts made decisions)
Offers: 1 State Sup. Ct. (2013-14), 1 Circuit Ct. (2014-2015). Both accepted (obviously).

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby ndirish2010 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:47 pm

Wow, top 1/3 and no LR getting CoA, that is really impressive, congrats!

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby nevdash » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm really late to this thread (and it also looks like my luck was a bit anomalous), but for whatever it is worth, here is how things went for me.

Year: 3L
School: T20
Rank: Top1/3
LR: Secondary
Other: Apparently I have improved my interviewing skills since OCI lat year.
SA: Mid-sized firm, secondary market (maybe tertiary market)
D.Ct. Applications: about 20
Circuit applications: 3
State court applications: 29
Interviews: 2 state court, 1 circuit court, 1 D.Ct (though it might be worth noting that I accepted my offers before many courts made decisions)
Offers: 1 State Sup. Ct. (2013-14), 1 Circuit Ct. (2014-2015). Both accepted (obviously).

High five from somebody else who got lucky and outperformed his stats.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:01 pm

I have had 8 interviews, and already been rejected by 5 judges. I must be cursed.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:16 pm

I'm wondering how people are able to make calls the chambers. I called the 2nd cir today to get the number for a certain judge and was informed that the phone number was not given out to the general public.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby nevdash » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm wondering how people are able to make calls the chambers. I called the 2nd cir today to get the number for a certain judge and was informed that the phone number was not given out to the general public.

When people talk about calling a judge, they mean calling the judge's judicial assistant. The person with whom you spoke probably thought that you were asking for the judge's direct line, which isn't given out. Call them back and ask for the JA's number.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby ClerkAnon » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:03 pm

What nevdash said - but also, chambers main phone numbers are typically available via the Almanac of the Federal Judiciary, which can save you time relative to calling the court.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:19 pm

edited

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:35 am

Anonymous User wrote:I'm really late to this thread (and it also looks like my luck was a bit anomalous), but for whatever it is worth, here is how things went for me.

Year: 3L
School: T20
Rank: Top1/3
LR: Secondary
Other: Apparently I have improved my interviewing skills since OCI lat year.
SA: Mid-sized firm, secondary market (maybe tertiary market)
D.Ct. Applications: about 20
Circuit applications: 3
State court applications: 29
Interviews: 2 state court, 1 circuit court, 1 D.Ct (though it might be worth noting that I accepted my offers before many courts made decisions)
Offers: 1 State Sup. Ct. (2013-14), 1 Circuit Ct. (2014-2015). Both accepted (obviously).



Did you have profs making calls for you? If so, how many/are they particularly well-known or connected?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:23 am

As far as Delaware Supreme Ct. and Court of Chancery: Does anyone have any info about who has started interviewing/filled positions beyond what is listed below?

Supreme Court:
Chief Justice Steele: Finished Hiring
Justice Jacobs: Finished Hiring
Justice Ridgely: ?
Justice Holland: ?
Justice Berger: ?

Court of Chancery:
Vice-Chancellor Noble: Has hired 1/2




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