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Clerkship Interview Schedule Melee Strategy

Postby Citizen Genet » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:07 am

Alright, not trying to jinx myself, but I am trying to be prepared if a week from today, I am fortunate to receive multiple clerkship interview offers. I vaguely remember reading recommendations on answering calls right away versus letting them go to voicemail. What are the schools of thought on this? People who have been through it, what recommendations do you have overall?

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Postby Myself » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:13 am

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Re: Clerkship Interview Schedule Melee Strategy

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:53 am

I made a list of the area codes for cities where I'd applied (I don't have that feature on my phone that automatically tells you what city the caller is calling from). Then when calls starting coming in, I picked up the calls from cities that I was especially interested in (i.e., NY, DC), and let the rest go to voicemail. After I scheduled the first few interviews in my most desired cities, I called back the other chambers and set up interviews.

I set up a number of interviews on the second day of interviewing, but really the first day is the big one, so try to get your interviews on the first day and as early as possible on the first day.

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Re: Clerkship Interview Schedule Melee Strategy

Postby Citizen Genet » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:45 am

Dumb follow up question: Did judges abide by the noon EST call time? (See https://oscar.uscourts.gov/drupal/conte ... iring-plan) Did judges call before noon EST? Did it differ by city/timezone at all?

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Re: Clerkship Interview Schedule Melee Strategy

Postby Citizen Genet » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:41 pm

Unsolicited bump to see if anyone can answer my follow-up questions.

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Re: Clerkship Interview Schedule Melee Strategy

Postby kalvano » Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:45 pm

I plan to watch TV all day Friday, because I have zero chance of getting any phone calls.




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