2012 Clerkship Application Thread

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:35 pm

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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.


What is the deal with state court clerkships. I have heard they hire before federal court clerkships. Is this universally true, or also hire after federal court clerkships?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby bschak » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:42 pm

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Citizen Genet wrote:
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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.


What is the deal with state court clerkships. I have heard they hire before federal court clerkships. Is this universally true, or also hire after federal court clerkships?


http://www.law.virginia.edu/pdf/judclerkguide2010.pdf
This document is dated, but has information about the state courts. Your school may have subscription access to the current version.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:50 pm

anon poster who said he/she got a call from NDIL after this day last year ... can you say what judge? thanks!

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:anon poster who said he/she got a call from NDIL after this day last year ... can you say what judge? thanks!


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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:54 pm

Anyone hear from ED Cal? If so, which courthouse?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:56 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:anon poster who said he/she got a call from NDIL after this day last year ... can you say what judge? thanks!


Zagel


And to further clarify, I just looked it up, and I got the call on the following Tuesday.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:57 pm

Has anyone heard of calls from Judge Brown on the DC Circuit, or Judge Chin on the 2nd Circuit? Also, for district courts, Judge Saylor on D.Mass?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:12 pm

EDVa breakdown from my knowledge

Judge Allen - Not Hiring
Judge Brinkema - Hired
Judge Davis - Hired
Judge Gibney - Hired
Judge Hudson - Hired
Judge Jackson - Calling
Judge Lee - Unknown (preference for alums)
Judge O'Grady - Unknown
Judge Smith - Hired
Judge Spencer - Unknown
Judge Trenga - Unknown

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone hear from ED Cal? If so, which courthouse?


Got a call from a judge in Sacramento around noon PST.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:14 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:anon poster who said he/she got a call from NDIL after this day last year ... can you say what judge? thanks!


Zagel


And to further clarify, I just looked it up, and I got the call on the following Tuesday.


thanks, very helpful!

anyone hear from tharp or pallmeyer?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:16 pm

Feeling pretty down, especially since I had some pretty good reasons to think that I would get at least a call or two (personal conversations with judges encouraging me to apply, recommender calls, one of the people with pretty solid stats above). This has been an experience that I'd been looking forward to for a while, so it definitely hurts a bit.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby ndirish2010 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:16 pm

Got call from MDNC judge at about 1:15.

3 interviews total today/ T25 probably 15%, LR with one note published

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:18 pm

Just got a third interview for a district judge (DNJ) as a result of making parlay phone calls. Seems like those calls can actually work!

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:18 pm

Did those of you at HYS/CCN who had top grades and didn't hear back yet apply to really competitive judges/courts? What do you think went wrong?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:EDVa breakdown from my knowledge

Judge Allen - Not Hiring
Judge Brinkema - Hired
Judge Davis - Hired
Judge Gibney - Hired
Judge Hudson - Hired
Judge Jackson - Calling
Judge Lee - Unknown (preference for alums)
Judge O'Grady - Unknown
Judge Smith - Hired
Judge Spencer - Unknown
Judge Trenga - Unknown


This is extremely helpful, thanks! I would love to see a similar breakdown for DDC and DMD if anyone has that info...

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:23 pm

Anything from CD Cal/SD Cal?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Did those of you at HYS/CCN who had top grades and didn't hear back yet apply to really competitive judges/courts? What do you think went wrong?


It honestly seems incredibly random. I've been lucky to hear back from a couple of judges, but not ones that I had professors call or had strong connections to. Others I know have heard silence despite immensely strong credentials and a wide array of applications to varying levels of competitiveness.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:28 pm

Anyone heard anything from Florida?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:32 pm

how much does the writing sample matter?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Applying as a 3L
School: Mid-Atlantic Tier 1 (W&L/W&M/GMU/American/UNC/WF)
Rank: Top 5%
Journal: Law Review, Editorial Board (not EIC/ME)
Applying to: DCts all over the US, a few COA positions



This is my post. 0 calls today. Not giving up just yet, but for now, taking comfort in not having to spend money for plane tickets.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:how much does the writing sample matter?
Some judges don't read it. Others scrutinize it and have their clerks go over it too. Assume it will be getting scrutinized and put your best foot forward.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone heard anything from Florida?


Nothing for this guy. This is basically pure speculation, but it seems that either TLS has zero clerkship applicants in the Southeast or that judges in SE states are not as rigorously on plan as other locations. That's definitely true for firm hiring -- maybe it's that way for judicial stuff too.

Looking back through the thread, I don't see a single call for anywhere south of North Carolina.
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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:39 pm

What exactly are parlay calls? Is this something I really should know?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anything from CD Cal/SD Cal?

Got emails from two CD Cal judges a few hours ago.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Anyone heard anything from Florida?


Nothing for this guy. This is basically pure speculation, but it seems that either TLS has zero clerkship applicants in the Southeast or that judges in SE states are not as rigorously on plan as other locations. That's definitely true for firm hiring -- maybe it's that way for judicial stuff too.

Looking back through the thread, I don't see a single call for anywhere south of North Carolina.

Marcus in Miami (11th Circuit) definitely made calls last week, though you may well not consider that the "South."




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