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LA Superior Court

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:14 pm

Is a clerkship at LA Superior Court (trial court) worth it? I was really hoping for SC or Fed but I ended up getting this. My judge seems very distinguished. Some of the judge's recognition include CA State Bar President and "Top 100 Lawyers" by LA Law for two years in a row.

I should also mention that I am a floundering 1L.

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Re: LA Superior Court

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:20 pm

I'm not sure if they're worth it, but it beats not having anything at all. When did you hear back from them?

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Re: LA Superior Court

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:23 pm

I heard back on Friday. I am not sure if I will have anything else this summer. There is a study abroad program that I was very interested in but I don't have any legal work experience on my resume. I meet with the judge this Friday. There is a sliver of a chance that I could get a higher level court judge but because I'm looking into the Southern California area, spots are competitive and I would risk not having a clerkship at all if I rejected this judge and waited for another.

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Re: LA Superior Court

Postby rad lulz » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:25 pm

You're a 1L. Just do something legal. Also this is an internship, not a clerkship. HTH.

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Re: LA Superior Court

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:30 pm

rad lulz wrote:You're a 1L. Just do something legal. Also this is an internship, not a clerkship. HTH.


You're right. Sorry. This is an internship. So, just do it because it is legal? I am pretty disappointed that my summer will consist of small-claims.

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Re: LA Superior Court

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:33 pm

I agree with above, take it and run. Also, don't call it a clerkship, you'll freak out all the 3Ls waiting on their clerkship apps. :wink: I, for example, just went to check on the status of my clerkship application with that same court thinking I'd finally see some movement.

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Re: LA Superior Court

Postby bk1 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:34 am

Anonymous User wrote:
rad lulz wrote:You're a 1L. Just do something legal. Also this is an internship, not a clerkship. HTH.


You're right. Sorry. This is an internship. So, just do it because it is legal? I am pretty disappointed that my summer will consist of small-claims.

Thread moved to appropriate forum. Please keep the internship threads out of the clerkship forum.

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Re: LA Superior Court

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:51 am

The benefit to a trial-level internship is that you should get to observe a lot of court proceedings, which can be informative and at the least give you some info about what kinds of work you do/don't find interesting. It also should give you plenty to talk about in a 2L interview. (FWIW, I'm sure the judge is very distinguished, but I don't think the local "Top 100 Lawyers" ranking things really mean much. They're usually just marketing.)




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