2012 Clerkship Application Thread

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:42 pm

Anyone around here applying to bankruptcy judges? Any movement there?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:46 pm

Got a call from a BR judge this afternoon around 1. Not D. Del. or SDNY, but far from D. Mt. or anything.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:47 pm

Alum here. Just wanted to throw a few encouraging words out here.

I applied from HYS for 2012-13 clerkships as a 3L, but unfortunately struck out. Two things I wanted to point out. First, even though the vast majority of calls/e-mails have indeed already gone out today, just bear in mind that some will still be coming in the next week or so. I got an interview offer from a CD Cal judge (that I was able to parlay into an interview with another CD Cal judge) the Monday after the first wave of calls. I also received an interview offer from a D Mass judge at the end of September.

Second, don't lose heart if you don't land a clerkship immediately. I was very distraught at not getting anything for 2012-13, but I reapplied for 2013-14 clerkships as an alum and was extremely fortunate to land a district court clerkship in an extremely competitive east coast market. Just be persistent.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:51 pm

Are bankrupcty judges generally slower?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Alum here. Just wanted to throw a few encouraging words out here.

I applied from HYS for 2012-13 clerkships as a 3L, but unfortunately struck out. Two things I wanted to point out. First, even though the vast majority of calls/e-mails have indeed already gone out today, just bear in mind that some will still be coming in the next week or so. I got an interview offer from a CD Cal judge (that I was able to parlay into an interview with another CD Cal judge) the Monday after the first wave of calls. I also received an interview offer from a D Mass judge at the end of September.

Second, don't lose heart if you don't land a clerkship immediately. I was very distraught at not getting anything for 2012-13, but I reapplied for 2013-14 clerkships as an alum and was extremely fortunate to land a district court clerkship in an extremely competitive east coast market. Just be persistent.


What do you recommend to do to be "persistent?"

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby ndirish2010 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:54 pm

Has anyone heard anything from District Courts in Indiana?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:55 pm

I received a call from a bankruptcy judge in a non-major market. Wonder if its the same one.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:04 pm

Has anyone heard from the Court of Federal Claims or the Federal Circuit?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What exactly are parlay calls? Is this something I really should know?


assume u applied to X,Y,Z on same court. X gave u an interview. Call up Y and Z and tell them X gave you one and you "will be in town" in case they will consider you.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

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Anonymous User wrote:Alum here. Just wanted to throw a few encouraging words out here.

I applied from HYS for 2012-13 clerkships as a 3L, but unfortunately struck out. Two things I wanted to point out. First, even though the vast majority of calls/e-mails have indeed already gone out today, just bear in mind that some will still be coming in the next week or so. I got an interview offer from a CD Cal judge (that I was able to parlay into an interview with another CD Cal judge) the Monday after the first wave of calls. I also received an interview offer from a D Mass judge at the end of September.

Second, don't lose heart if you don't land a clerkship immediately. I was very distraught at not getting anything for 2012-13, but I reapplied for 2013-14 clerkships as an alum and was extremely fortunate to land a district court clerkship in an extremely competitive east coast market. Just be persistent.


What do you recommend to do to be "persistent?"


By persistent, I mean don't give up if you don't nab a clerkship for the term you want. Like everyone else, I really wanted a good clerkship for the year right after I graduated, but that just wasn't in the cards. So I worked hard during my 3L fall (much to my chagrin), made pretty good grades, and sent out more applications in March, April, and May of 2012. Thankfully, I landed an awesome clerkship for 2013-14, and I even had to turn down a few other offers afterwards. Applying as an alum is definitely easier than doing so on the "Plan."

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard from the Court of Federal Claims or the Federal Circuit?


Two calls from COFC judges today; no word from Fed. Cir.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:13 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Alum here. Just wanted to throw a few encouraging words out here.

I applied from HYS for 2012-13 clerkships as a 3L, but unfortunately struck out. Two things I wanted to point out. First, even though the vast majority of calls/e-mails have indeed already gone out today, just bear in mind that some will still be coming in the next week or so. I got an interview offer from a CD Cal judge (that I was able to parlay into an interview with another CD Cal judge) the Monday after the first wave of calls. I also received an interview offer from a D Mass judge at the end of September.

Second, don't lose heart if you don't land a clerkship immediately. I was very distraught at not getting anything for 2012-13, but I reapplied for 2013-14 clerkships as an alum and was extremely fortunate to land a district court clerkship in an extremely competitive east coast market. Just be persistent.


What do you recommend to do to be "persistent?"


By persistent, I mean don't give up if you don't nab a clerkship for the term you want. Like everyone else, I really wanted a good clerkship for the year right after I graduated, but that just wasn't in the cards. So I worked hard during my 3L fall (much to my chagrin), made pretty good grades, and sent out more applications in March, April, and May of 2012. Thankfully, I landed an awesome clerkship for 2013-14, and I even had to turn down a few other offers afterwards. Applying as an alum is definitely easier than doing so on the "Plan."


Where did you work in 2012-2013?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:25 pm

School: top 15-25
Top 5%
law review
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One interview - Dist. in WA state

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:31 pm

One interview with sixth circuit

Did anyone get the Danny Boggs quiz?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:42 pm

Has anyone heard from Judge Sidney Thomas on the 9th Circuit?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:43 pm

T40 T1% above, still no calls. Bloodbath.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote: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?


Judge Chin called today. Don't know about Brown.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:45 pm

Is it always this brutal?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:45 pm

Any word on if Judge Ann Williams of the 7th Circuit has made any calls yet?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:49 pm

Is it highly inadvisable to cancel an interview without having the excuse of an offer?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is it highly inadvisable to cancel an interview without having the excuse of an offer?


What's the reason for canceling?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard from Judge Sidney Thomas on the 9th Circuit?

I know of at least two people who received invitations to interview with Judge Thomas.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is it highly inadvisable to cancel an interview without having the excuse of an offer?

No. Way better to cancel beforehand than to turn down an offer.

Rule of thumb: don't do the interview if you don't want to accept an offer with that judge.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:57 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard from Judge Sidney Thomas on the 9th Circuit?

I know of at least two people who received invitations to interview with Judge Thomas.


When?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone around here applying to bankruptcy judges? Any movement there?


I'm the only one that posted a DE call, otherwise I'd tell you the judge. Post non-anon or a throwaway email address and I'll PM you. I asked around a bit and I haven't heard of any SNDY Bankr calls or other D. Del calls besides the one I got.

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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."

I do, but 11th Cir. isn't in the cards with my stats. I was thinking in terms of district and BK courts.




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