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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby nevdash » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:18 pm

Well, at least it's comforting to see that people with better stats than mine are also experiencing silence.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby MarkRenton » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:23 pm

Yeah, the judge wants a two year term. I wouldn't ask.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:24 pm

FWIW, I started parlay calls to Philly and it seems like some of the judges were out today. I don't know if that means they already selected who to interview or if they have not done it yet. In both cases, the clerks took my name and said they would check with the judge when I got back. Another clerk said her judge is still going through the pile. I wonder if I jumped the gun on the parlay calls?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:28 pm

I received an interview call yesterday and sent parlay emails this morning.

I figured I needed to plan how long I will stay in that area in order to schedule subsequent interviews and also wanted to try and get a look at my app as early as possible if they hadn't yet.

Yet to receive responses, though, so maybe they were miffed.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:35 pm

Anyone apply to north Dakota or new Hampshire?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone apply to north Dakota or new Hampshire?


A friend heard from D.N.H. today.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:39 pm

How's D.Minn. going? I saw that Davis is now filled on Oscar. Any other news?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:41 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Anyone apply to north Dakota or new Hampshire?


A friend heard from D.N.H. today.



I heard from D.NH a few hours ago.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:55 pm

2 Qs:
1) What is generally the interview to offer ratio?
2) What if it doesn't say anywhere whether the interview I got was for a 1 or 2 yr clerkship? (E.g., paper app, nothing online) When do I ask or should I call career services?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:55 pm

odds of still getting a call today? top 10% at a t6...scratching my head as to how this all went so wrong.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:57 pm

ARE WE ALL SCREWED NOW? - NO CALLS :(

What should be the next strategy?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:2 Qs:
1) What is generally the interview to offer ratio?
2) What if it doesn't say anywhere whether the interview I got was for a 1 or 2 yr clerkship? (E.g., paper app, nothing online) When do I ask or should I call career services?


1) Anecdotal, but one COA judge I interviewed with talks to maybe 10-12 candidates for 3 spots. So pretty good odds, but not a slam dunk by any means.
2) Dunno, but this seems like something perfectly acceptable to ask about at the interview.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:59 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:DNJ call yesterday. Clerk only asked for availability - didn't schedule interview yet. Normal? O.o


I don't know the answer to your question, but was it Newark, Camden, or Trenton?


Would rather not say, esp. since didn't schedule yet.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:FWIW, I started parlay calls to Philly and it seems like some of the judges were out today. I don't know if that means they already selected who to interview or if they have not done it yet. In both cases, the clerks took my name and said they would check with the judge when I got back. Another clerk said her judge is still going through the pile. I wonder if I jumped the gun on the parlay calls?
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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:odds of still getting a call today? top 10% at a t6...scratching my head as to how this all went so wrong.


fwiw, i'm top 10% at a t6 and got interviews only from judges my professors had connections to. this whole process seems to be mostly about luck.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:2 Qs:
1) What is generally the interview to offer ratio?
2) What if it doesn't say anywhere whether the interview I got was for a 1 or 2 yr clerkship? (E.g., paper app, nothing online) When do I ask or should I call career services?


1) Anecdotal, but one COA judge I interviewed with talks to maybe 10-12 candidates for 3 spots. So pretty good odds, but not a slam dunk by any means.
2) Dunno, but this seems like something perfectly acceptable to ask about at the interview.


1) it varies immensely. Some judges interview 25+ people for 3-4 slots, whereas others interview a 1:1 ratio of interviewees to clerkship spots (although the 1:1 ratio is less common for on-plan craziness)
2) Ask when you get offered the interview. You can even ask about offer policy/timeline to help yourself strategize.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:odds of still getting a call today? top 10% at a t6...scratching my head as to how this all went so wrong.


Of the three interviews I recived last year (with stats worse than yours), one judge received a call from another judge on my behalf and two were looking for students from their alma maters. It is far, far less a strict numbers game than OCI is.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:08 pm

Applying as a 3L
School: T20
Rank: Top 5%
Journal: LR (editor), note selected for publication
Applying to: Every circuit court I can find, district courts in areas I have family/friends


Same poster as quoted. So far, got calls from one of the less-competitive circuit courts and two district courts.
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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:20 pm

Can someone give advice regarding what to do if we did not get a call the first day?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:21 pm

I just vomited IRL. ~gunning~
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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Can someone give advice regarding what to do if we did not get a call the first day?


wait longer?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Citizen Genet » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Can someone give advice regarding what to do if we did not get a call the first day?


wait longer?


Credited. Also, if you're dead-set on clerking, look at magistrates around you and state clerkships.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Can someone give advice regarding what to do if we did not get a call the first day?

Start mass mailing judges in secondary markets.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Can someone give advice regarding what to do if we did not get a call the first day?

Wait a few days to give the judges a chance. After that, reach out to your recommenders and ask them to make calls for you to 2 or 3 judges you really want (pick realistic judges so their calls aren't wasted). Send out another mailing if you are up for it. After that, take a deep breath and remember this doesn't have to be it for you. You can and should reapply. Alums with good work experience have much better odds than 2Ls/3Ls. Good luck and hang in there.




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