2012 Clerkship Application Thread

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:43 pm

I have it on good authority that Judge McBryde (N.D. Tex.) is done hiring. A friend of mine just got hired by him.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:47 pm

Gould and Wynn have made calls.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:49 pm

I have an interview with a D.ct. judge this week, and I'm sure it's because of a family connection, not because of grades. My grades are OK, but not great, but there is a strong upward trend in substantive classes during 2L. Should I tackle that directly in my interview? Just say something like "I know my grades are probably below what you like to see, but..." and give an explanation? Or should I just let it be?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:55 pm

Back down to 36 on the CoA hope list:

DC: Randolph
First:
Second: Winter, Newman, Lynch, Straub
Third: Vanaskie
Fourth: Shedd
Fifth: Benavides, Graves
Sixth: Cook, Guy, Clay, Keith, Siler, Martin, Griffin, Stranch,
Seventh: Bauer, Coffey
Eighth: Melloy, Bye, Riley, Shepherd, Loken
Ninth: Kleinfeld, Schroeder, Tashima, Rawlinson
Tenth: Porfilio
Eleventh: Hull, Kravitch, Barkett, Carnes, Fay

(These are CoA judges we have not heard made calls, bold indicates Judge has history of late calls)

This is not comprehensive, that it did not start from a list of all CoA judges, so if there are others you think have not been mentioned, please let me know.
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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:14 pm

Sorry if this is already answered, but is it wise to call a judge and ask if they're still hiring and haven't made calls, etc., and then have a prof call on your behalf?

(is this what parlaying is?)

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have an interview with a D.ct. judge this week, and I'm sure it's because of a family connection, not because of grades. My grades are OK, but not great, but there is a strong upward trend in substantive classes during 2L. Should I tackle that directly in my interview? Just say something like "I know my grades are probably below what you like to see, but..." and give an explanation? Or should I just let it be?


Let it be. Let the judge raise the issue and don't point it out any more than you may have already in an addendum or anything else. Emphasize your strengths.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How does one pronounce Judge Murguia's last name?


Mur-GHEE-ah.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Sorry if this is already answered, but is it wise to call a judge and ask if they're still hiring and haven't made calls, etc., and then have a prof call on your behalf?

(is this what parlaying is?)


Don't contact chambers just to ask if they're calling/hiring. Parlaying is when you have an interview in the area and are trying to get another judge in that area to meet with you because you don't live reasonably close to the court.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:25 pm

Per a call to chambers, Judge Barkett (11) is still considering OSCAR applications. No clue if she has already made calls though.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:26 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:How does one pronounce Judge Murguia's last name?


Mur-GHEE-ah.

Much appreciated.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Back down to 36 on the CoA hope list:

DC: Randolph
First:
Second: Winter, Newman, Lynch, Straub
Third: Vanaskie
Fourth: Shedd
Fifth: Benavides, Graves
Sixth: Cook, Guy, Clay, Keith, Siler, Martin, Griffin, Stranch,
Seventh: Bauer, Coffey
Eighth: Melloy, Bye, Riley, Shepherd, Loken
Ninth: Kleinfeld, Schroeder, Tashima, Rawlinson
Tenth: Porfilio
Eleventh: Hull, Kravitch, Barkett, Carnes, Fay

(These are CoA judges we have not heard made calls, bold indicates Judge has history of late calls)

This is not comprehensive, that it did not start from a list of all CoA judges, so if there are others you think have not been mentioned, please let me know.


Add Judge Hug on the 9th. Everyone I know who's applied to him thus far has radio silence.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby furiotoo » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Back down to 36 on the CoA hope list:

DC: Randolph
First:
Second: Winter, Newman, Lynch, Straub
Third: Vanaskie
Fourth: Shedd
Fifth: Benavides, Graves
Sixth: Cook, Guy, Clay, Keith, Siler, Martin, Griffin, Stranch,
Seventh: Bauer, Coffey
Eighth: Melloy, Bye, Riley, Shepherd, Loken
Ninth: Kleinfeld, Schroeder, Tashima, Rawlinson
Tenth: Porfilio
Eleventh: Hull, Kravitch, Barkett, Carnes, Fay

(These are CoA judges we have not heard made calls, bold indicates Judge has history of late calls)

This is not comprehensive, that it did not start from a list of all CoA judges, so if there are others you think have not been mentioned, please let me know.


Add Judge Hug on the 9th. Everyone I know who's applied to him thus far has radio silence.



From what I understand via someone who spoke with Judge Hug last week, Hug is considering either retiring completely or cutting his workload to almost nothing (just motions that will not require oral arguments) due to health concerns. Consequently, he may not be hiring at all for 2013.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:24 pm

Got letters from Thacker (4th Cir.), Broomfield (DAZ) and Canby (DAZ) saying that they are not hiring or are done hiring, FYI.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:26 pm

Different anon here. I too have heard that Gould has made calls.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:38 pm

Were we supposed to parlay on Friday? Are people still trying today?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Were we supposed to parlay on Friday? Are people still trying today?


Tried parlaying a couple today, to no avail (positions filled).

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Were we supposed to parlay on Friday? Are people still trying today?

i'm planning to do so today. friday felt pretty aggressive to me and today feels like it's still far enough away from my interviews on thursday and friday that it's not rude, but also not bugging them on the day they may or may not have been trying to set up interviews initially.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What up flyover peeps? Any news in IL, IN, MO, KY, MI, MN, OH, IA, WI, OK, KA?

No news here for IA, MN, WI, or IL. But I only sent out 13 apps, 12 of which were d-ct. and I'm probably disfavored as a student in a T50 in the southeast. So don't give up hope.

If anyone has anything on judges in these places making calls, let me know.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:48 pm

Anymore news on Texas judges?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:50 pm

Successfully parlayed a D.Ct interview in a secondary market (think DMn/DCo/EDMi/EDMo/DOr) today.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:52 pm

I'd be interested in more info on NDTX and EDTX judges as well.

Anonymous User wrote:Anymore news on Texas judges?

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What up flyover peeps? Any news in IL, IN, MO, KY, MI, MN, OH, IA, WI, OK, KA?

No news here for IA, MN, WI, or IL. But I only sent out 13 apps, 12 of which were d-ct. and I'm probably disfavored as a student in a T50 in the southeast. So don't give up hope.

If anyone has anything on judges in these places making calls, let me know.


Judge Springmann in Fort Wayne has called (I know two people who have received calls). Radio silence for me in the midwest though, and I applied to most every district judge in the region.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:00 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:What up flyover peeps? Any news in IL, IN, MO, KY, MI, MN, OH, IA, WI, OK, KA?

No news here for IA, MN, WI, or IL. But I only sent out 13 apps, 12 of which were d-ct. and I'm probably disfavored as a student in a T50 in the southeast. So don't give up hope.

If anyone has anything on judges in these places making calls, let me know.


Judge Springmann in Fort Wayne has called (I know two people who have received calls). Radio silence for me in the midwest though, and I applied to most every district judge in the region.

pallmeyer called

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:05 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What up flyover peeps? Any news in IL, IN, MO, KY, MI, MN, OH, IA, WI, OK, KA?

No news here for IA, MN, WI, or IL. But I only sent out 13 apps, 12 of which were d-ct. and I'm probably disfavored as a student in a T50 in the southeast. So don't give up hope.

If anyone has anything on judges in these places making calls, let me know.


Judge Springmann in Fort Wayne has called (I know two people who have received calls). Radio silence for me in the midwest though, and I applied to most every district judge in the region.

pallmeyer called

Friday? Today? I thought I might have a particularly good chance with her. Ah well.

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Re: 2012 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anymore news on Texas judges?



Phone call from NDTX judge this morning. Indicated he made calls this past Friday and a few more today, and is pretty full for interviews.

O'Connor apparently hasn't made many, if any, calls yet. I've heard he does his first round of cuts by committee and that they haven't met yet.




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