Late-Game Clerkship Hustle - Viable?

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TTH
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Late-Game Clerkship Hustle - Viable?

Postby TTH » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:12 pm

If I haven't done any prep work for chasing clerkships other than registering for OSCAR, is it still possible to have a shot at a clerkship? Say I only wanted to apply to my tertiary market district courts, half a dozen or so, and alternatively maybe some state appellate courts. Do I still have time to do this if I haven't asked anyone for letters of rec? Is a law prof going to laugh in my face if I ask for a rec now?

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Re: Late-Game Clerkship Hustle - Viable?

Postby DouglasDevelopment » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:37 pm

Given your circumstances I highly doubt professors will laugh in your face. I bet that if it is at all possible they will want to help you. Do you have a writing sample ready? If you get the recs in place it's definitely possible for you to apply to some on-plan dct judges. Don't know anything about state judges. Good luck.

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Re: Late-Game Clerkship Hustle - Viable?

Postby kalvano » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:24 am

Which states? You might be out of luck there.

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Re: Late-Game Clerkship Hustle - Viable?

Postby TTH » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:05 am

kalvano wrote:Which states? You might be out of luck there.


Really only planning to apply to one D. Ct. judge who is on-plan, accepts apps through OSCAR, and is in a jurisdiction that many find less-than-attractive.

Another question: Anyone have thoughts on applying for a clerkship without faculty recs? Only do recs from people with whom I've worked? I never did the whole "build-a-relationship-with-faculty" thing other than one or two professors whom I happened to like but didn't kill it in their classes.




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