TaipeiMort wrote:adonai wrote:Why is this even a question? Go with the V100. If it was Kozinski or some other famous higher level court judge, I'd say it would be worth a brief consideration. But even then, V100 should win out. Having done both CoA/district court externships, I think the amount of "bump" they give is highly overrated on these forums. If you don't have the grades, no judicial internship will make up for that if you decide to clerk later on. A biglaw SA will actually give you money and a chance for a full-time job. It will also be beneficial in your spouse's hunt for a clerkship if your spouse decides they want to pursue that later on.
If your spouse is really remorseful for passing on the judicial internship with Koh (or whoever it might be), he/she can just do a visiting student gig at Berkeley (I think HYS has a special visiting student program with Berk) and do it that way during the school year. There were some kids at my CoA who were doing this.
The reason they are overrated in general is because career services pumps them as holy-grail-type opportunities in order to increase their yield of A3 clerks after graduation.
Exactly, and they fail at this as well because statistically a judicial externship is neither sufficient nor necessary to get an A3 clerkship.