Intern/externing for a federal circuit judge

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Intern/externing for a federal circuit judge

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:19 am

Is it worth it? I have the opportunity to do an externship for one during next semester, but honestly it just seems like a lot of unnecessary extra work. Given that I already have a SA position lined up, would it be stupid of me not to take accept?

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Re: Intern/externing for a federal circuit judge

Postby blahblewblah » Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:33 am

hangold wrote:Which circuit?

Lol, the circuit makes absolutely no difference to whether OP should do this or not.

OP, do you have an interest in clerking at some point? 8; so it may be worth it to see what the job is like and make some connections. And regardless, it would probably be a pretty interesting gig (depending on what assignments you get). But if you are adverse to the work and are happy with your SA firm, I would by no means feel obligated.

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Re: Intern/externing for a federal circuit judge

Postby mjb447 » Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:47 am

Find out if you can talk to anyone who's externed for the judge before. These positions vary wildly w/r/t the work you're trusted with, the connections you get to make, and how rewarding the position is: some judges take you right into their inner circle and others may never learn your name.

And no, the circuit you're externing in does not matter.

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