Anonymous User wrote:Citizen Genet wrote:
Can someone please redact and post.
Thank you for your application, blah blah difficult choice.
I first decided to hire Applicant A. A is a 3L at a non-ranked (out of state?) law school. She had a board position that doesn't exist on most law reviews, and is in the top 10% of her class. She recieved a scholarship from her school. She went to an UG most people haven't heard of, where she got her degree in Communications and had decent grades. She worked at a local law firm last summer and wants to stay in town post graduation.
My most recent selection is Applicant B, who is a 3L at the local (possibly unranked?) school and is in the top x% (where x is single digit) of her class. She recieved CALI awards in non-doctrinal classes that sound half a step away from law & ____. Her case note is also being published in her school's journal, and she submitted another paper to be published. She has a BA and an MA in criminal justice from the local state school. She spent last summer at a local law firm and hopes to go into civil defense after clerking.
I won't dig on either of the applicants. Sounds like they have solid credentials, though not wildly different from the median clerkship applicant. But that is incredibly odd to send all of that in rejection letters to other applicants. Seems like it just makes for sour grapes.