Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone comment on DE clerkships? I'm headed to one of the Big 4 next summer, but I don't know if I'll eventually end up in lit, corp, bk, etc.
Which clerkships are generally considered best in DE? Are there any that will corner me into a practice group?
When do the various courts usually start hiring clerks?
Should I list my SA job on my resume/cover letter when I send out apps?
Is clerking in the bankruptcy division worth it if I don't know if that's what I want to do?
How much value is there in clerking in a random district or circuit court outside of DE?
I'm interested clerking, but I don't really want to clerk outside DE because (1) I've moved around a ton and I want to stay in one place/put down roots, (2) I'm not sure of the value of clerking in some other random location given the more specialized nature of what I'm likely to do in DE (but maybe this isn't a relevant factor?). Also, I have zero ties to DE, so it seems like it might be worth clerking in a DE court of some kind (if I can) to get integrated into the DE Bar. Any input here is appreciated.
1. Chancery is top dog. Even if you do BK it won't corner you into bankruptcy though. (Edited to reflect Fed Dis. is arguably better, as noted above. People quarrel about Chancery v. Supreme)
2. Hiring begins very early. The timeline is similar to prestigious fed clerkships.
4. Delaware BK is actually pretty active. As I said previously, it won't pigeonhole you.
5. Little. Although I've found DE firms are kind of weird about liking clerkships in general.
A clerkship in DE will help you immensely if you want DE. But even if you clerk elsewhere, a well crafted story is all you need. There are plenty of anecdotes about the proper way to approach DE firms on this forum.