2012 Clerkship Application Thread

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:03 pm

T35, top 3%, law review, crickets.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:04 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Which judge? One of them is finished hiring.


I know Sleet is done. How about the others?
Stark has at least one slot left. Who'd Sleet hire?


Not sure, but I know he's not hiring (I think his oscar page actually says this). What's your source on Stark? Someone told me he might not be hiring until later in the fall? Any insight on that?
Source: someone hired by stark. I don't know about hiring late in the fall. What's your source on that?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:04 pm

Anonymous User wrote:so...what percentage of judges do we think have put out calls by now? Significantly less than half?


I'd say in super-competitive districts probably around half...maybe more. I'm getting the feeling despite the application surge from third-years that the number of spots seems smaller than prior years and that judges are looking more heavily at alumni with experience than before.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

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Anonymous User wrote:T35, top 3%, law review, crickets.


Similar stats to you and same silence.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:05 pm

Friend received DC Cir.

Anything from S.D. Cal?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

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Anonymous User wrote:so...what percentage of judges do we think have put out calls by now? Significantly less than half?

Based on what I know about last year, significantly more than half of the calls have gone out by now. Scattered calls will still go out, but most calling is done by the end of the hour.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:07 pm

Here's my stats/ update so far:

CCN, top 25% (self-estimated as high as top 15% but they only tell us if we are top 10% or top 25%)
Secondary journal, articles editor, not published
1 very strong rec from a professor I RA'd for, 2 other good recs (at least, that's what I assume...we don't get to read them)
2 D.Ct. interviews, 1 in Philly and 1 in Camden. I have strong ties to that area.

Very happy with how well I did considering. There are a couple judges I had hoped to hear from, but I steeled myself for none so I am happy with 2.

Is there any reason not to name the judges? Last year's thread seemed to and I don't mind but since nobody else is I am afraid there is some reason to stay mum.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Source: someone hired by stark. I don't know about hiring late in the fall. What's your source on that?


either friend or one of her recommenders called chambers, not sure which. interesting that he's already hired someone.. was that an alum?
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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

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Anonymous User wrote:so...what percentage of judges do we think have put out calls by now? Significantly less than half?

Based on what I know about last year, significantly more than half of the calls have gone out by now. Scattered calls will still go out, but most calling is done by the end of the hour.


You have literally just crushed my soul.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone heard from any of the NC district courts?


Call from the M.D.N.C. not too long ago.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

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Anonymous User wrote:Here's my stats/ update so far:

CCN, top 25% (self-estimated as high as top 15% but they only tell us if we are top 10% or top 25%)
Secondary journal, articles editor, not published
1 very strong rec from a professor I RA'd for, 2 other good recs (at least, that's what I assume...we don't get to read them)
2 D.Ct. interviews, 1 in Philly and 1 in Camden. I have strong ties to that area.

Very happy with how well I did considering. There are a couple judges I had hoped to hear from, but I steeled myself for none so I am happy with 2.

Is there any reason not to name the judges? Last year's thread seemed to and I don't mind but since nobody else is I am afraid there is some reason to stay mum.



Don't get the reluctance to name the judges as well to at least bring closure.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:11 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:T35, top 3%, law review, crickets.


Similar stats to you and same silence.


Same as above. Man this process is tough.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:11 pm

California, anyone?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Here's my stats/ update so far:

CCN, top 25% (self-estimated as high as top 15% but they only tell us if we are top 10% or top 25%)
Secondary journal, articles editor, not published
1 very strong rec from a professor I RA'd for, 2 other good recs (at least, that's what I assume...we don't get to read them)
2 D.Ct. interviews, 1 in Philly and 1 in Camden. I have strong ties to that area.

Very happy with how well I did considering. There are a couple judges I had hoped to hear from, but I steeled myself for none so I am happy with 2.

Is there any reason not to name the judges? Last year's thread seemed to and I don't mind but since nobody else is I am afraid there is some reason to stay mum.



Don't get the reluctance to name the judges as well to at least bring closure.


Ok, I will start. I am the poster with the above stats and I have gotten interviews with Simandle (DNJ, Camden) and DuBois (EDPA, Philly).

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:School: H
GPA/Rank: 3.63 (1 DS, 9 H, 7 P)
Journal: Board of secondary
Applying To: 9th Cir., every District Court in a major metro area in the 9th Cir, some other District Courts. Total of 150ish judges.


And 0 calls, FML

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:18 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:School: H
GPA/Rank: 3.63 (1 DS, 9 H, 7 P)
Journal: Board of secondary
Applying To: 9th Cir., every District Court in a major metro area in the 9th Cir, some other District Courts. Total of 150ish judges.


And 0 calls, FML


Then I'm screwed...

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:19 pm

Is there any way to publicly find phone numbers for judges for parlaying? My school keeps an incomplete list, with some numbers missing and others incorrect (although a few are correct), and I can't call the main clerk's office person more than once without being impolite...

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

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Anonymous User wrote:Is there any way to publicly find phone numbers for judges for parlaying? My school keeps an incomplete list, with some numbers missing and others incorrect (although a few are correct), and I can't call the main clerk's office person more than once without being impolite...


You're asking today?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'll hop in late:

School: MVP, transfer student
GPA/Rank: ~3.85
Journal: Board of secondary, published comment
Applied To: About 30 judges on plan


I'm this poster. Received 3 district court interviews today.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:26 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Is there any way to publicly find phone numbers for judges for parlaying? My school keeps an incomplete list, with some numbers missing and others incorrect (although a few are correct), and I can't call the main clerk's office person more than once without being impolite...


You're asking today?


Why not? People should totally try to start parlaying today. It's Friday.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

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Anonymous User wrote:Is there any way to publicly find phone numbers for judges for parlaying? My school keeps an incomplete list, with some numbers missing and others incorrect (although a few are correct), and I can't call the main clerk's office person more than once without being impolite...
Google the court (ex: "central district of california") and the website should have a number. You might have to do some digging on the site though because some of these sites are terribly organized.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:30 pm

did anyone with calls have professors call the judges?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:32 pm

So is it safe to assume that most COA calls are done? Anyone hear from 3rd Cir?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:32 pm

T30 law school (not on east coast)
Top 2% of class
Law Review (not on board of editors)
Moot Court Awards
Internships for one state judge, one federal judge, and DOJ.

Applied to over 100 district (including specialty courts) and CoA judges up and down East and West coast.


Results so far: two District judges (same district) in same region as school. And here I was thinking I might have a chance to escape east.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
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Anonymous User wrote:Is there any way to publicly find phone numbers for judges for parlaying? My school keeps an incomplete list, with some numbers missing and others incorrect (although a few are correct), and I can't call the main clerk's office person more than once without being impolite...


You're asking today?


Why not? People should totally try to start parlaying today. It's Friday.


He's not asking if he should start parlaying today. He's starting to look for a list today.




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