Anonymous User wrote: Elston Gunn wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:My spouse and I are both at t14 schools - how feasible would it be to get clerkships in the same city? We're both from flyover states
Er, will depend a lot on your grades/journal/etc.
Yeah, I figured, I was just wondering in the unlikely case we both are in that situation if the "you have to take your first offer" thing would make it functionally impossible
It's not really true that you have to take your first offer, at least IME. Judges will of course vary on this, but it's normal for them to give you like a week to decide, with the understanding that you may be looking at other judges. That's still not a lot of time, of course, considering the way the process works. It's also a problem for you that most flyover districts are only going to have a few judges. Basically, what you're talking about will be hard unless you're superstars, and even if you were superstars it might still be hard to do in a flyover city just because of the randomness. (E.g., I'm guessing it would be easier for two top, top students to both get SDNY than it would for both get Des Moines clerkships.)
Anecdotally, in situations like yours, I've heard of firms leaving open offers (at least tacitly) while the spouse without a clerkship works a fellowship or local job for a year.