Do judicial internship interviews typically end in offers?

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cslouisck
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Do judicial internship interviews typically end in offers?

Postby cslouisck » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:57 pm

Just had my first one and felt like it could've gone better. Ended with a request for grades when they become available. Haven't been able to track down much info on standard practice, so anyone know if this is a good/bad/I'm-reading-way-too-much-into-this sign?


Edit for posterity: ended up getting the internship, so here's a positive anecdote for you if you're facing something similar.
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Re: Do judicial internship interviews typically end in offers?

Postby gregfootball2001 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:03 pm

cslouisck wrote:Just had my first one and felt like it could've gone better. Ended with a request for grades when they become available. Haven't been able to track down much info on standard practice, so anyone know if this is a good/bad/I'm-reading-way-too-much-into-this sign?

Neither my judicial internship or externship offer came at the end of the interview. I don't think they'd ask for grades if you were an automatic no.

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Re: Do judicial internship interviews typically end in offers?

Postby cslouisck » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:49 pm

Cool. Just looking for third-party confirmation so I didn't go crazy. Thanks.

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Re: Do judicial internship interviews typically end in offers?

Postby muskies970 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:03 pm

I just had an offer at the end of mine, if the judge really wants you he probably would have offered. Sorry :/ But I wouldn't give up hope yet, just have realistic expectations, not sure why a judge would care about grades anyways...

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Re: Do judicial internship interviews typically end in offers?

Postby NotMyRealName09 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:00 pm

There is no standard practice, it's really just up to the judge.

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Re: Do judicial internship interviews typically end in offers?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:25 pm

muskies970 wrote:I just had an offer at the end of mine, if the judge really wants you he probably would have offered. Sorry :/ But I wouldn't give up hope yet, just have realistic expectations, not sure why a judge would care about grades anyways...

Like NotMyRealName said, it totally depends on the judge. Plenty interview a pool of applicants and then decide. And why would a judge be any less interested in grades than any other employer?

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Re: Do judicial internship interviews typically end in offers?

Postby UnderrateOverachieve » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:27 pm

Usually no. They need time to really evaluate the candidates. Especially since those writing samples actually mean something for a change.

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Re: Do judicial internship interviews typically end in offers?

Postby fltanglab » Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:21 pm

It depends on the judge. I had 10+ judicial internship interviews. Some took a few days, some gave offers on the spot, and some were silent until I called them to withdraw after accepting my offer for the summer (three weeks to a month later). I also had an exploding offer (that was fun). For the record, none of these judges cared about grades, but they also didn't ask for them at the end of the interview. I think asking for them means they do care about grades and this judge will take longer to consider candidates.

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Re: Do judicial internship interviews typically end in offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:44 pm

How did you experience multiple judges giving offers on the spot? Aren't you obliged to accept from the very first who did?

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Re: Do judicial internship interviews typically end in offers?

Postby UnderrateOverachieve » Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How did you experience multiple judges giving offers on the spot? Aren't you obliged to accept from the very first who did?



"Wow! Thank you so much! When do you need to hear back from me?"

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Re: Do judicial internship interviews typically end in offers?

Postby Danger Zone » Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:11 am

UnderrateOverachieve wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:How did you experience multiple judges giving offers on the spot? Aren't you obliged to accept from the very first who did?



"Wow! Thank you so much! When do you need to hear back from me?"

Rude. If a judge gives you an offer, you should get on your knees right then and there.

-Your friendly neighborhood CSO

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Re: Do judicial internship interviews typically end in offers?

Postby ipguy » Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:09 pm

Danger Zone wrote:
UnderrateOverachieve wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:How did you experience multiple judges giving offers on the spot? Aren't you obliged to accept from the very first who did?



"Wow! Thank you so much! When do you need to hear back from me?"

Rude. If a judge gives you an offer, you should get on your knees right then and there.

-Your friendly neighborhood CSO

Its not a clerkship, its an internship. Did you forget to /s?

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Re: Do judicial internship interviews typically end in offers?

Postby LeDique » Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Danger Zone wrote:
UnderrateOverachieve wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:How did you experience multiple judges giving offers on the spot? Aren't you obliged to accept from the very first who did?



"Wow! Thank you so much! When do you need to hear back from me?"

Rude. If a judge gives you an offer, you should get on your knees right then and there.

-Your friendly neighborhood CSO

Its not a clerkship, its an internship. Did you forget to /s?


Did you post this anon to save yourself the embarrassment of not actually understanding how sarcasm works?

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Re: Do judicial internship interviews typically end in offers?

Postby 06102016 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:01 pm

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