2014-2015 Clerkship Application Thread - OP Updated 04/19/13

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Re: 2014-2015 Clerkship Application Thread - OP Updated 03/01/13

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:30 pm

Is it conventional to print writing samples single-sided or double-sided for mailed applications?

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Re: 2014-2015 Clerkship Application Thread - OP Updated 03/01/13

Postby theaccidentalclerk » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:51 pm

I'd do single. Some people don't like doublesided, especially when they're giving something a quick read and they can lose track of which side of the page they're on. (Yes, they can always look at the page numbers -- but that requires flipping back and forth.)

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Re: 2014-2015 Clerkship Application Thread - OP Updated 03/01/13

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:21 pm

OSCAR is going down for maintenance for 3 weeks in the middle of application season? Are we being trolled by the feds?

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Re: 2014-2015 Clerkship Application Thread - OP Updated 03/01/13

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:OSCAR is going down for maintenance for 3 weeks in the middle of application season? Are we being trolled by the feds?

Oh, but come on, the plan deadline isn't till August! :roll:

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Re: 2014-2015 Clerkship Application Thread - OP Updated 03/15/13

Postby ph14 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:05 pm

OP updated to reflect the last couple of pages of posted updates.

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Re: 2014-2015 Clerkship Application Thread - OP Updated 03/15/13

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:12 pm

Finally got a sizable batch of applications out today. I no longer feel terminally behind...just super behind. :lol:

Easy to forget that the vast majority of judges haven't even thought about this yet

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Re: 2014-2015 Clerkship Application Thread - OP Updated 03/15/13

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:52 pm

Posner done, per OSCAR. Gorsuch has hired at least one but is still taking apps, according to a recent OSCAR update.

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Re: 2014-2015 Clerkship Application Thread - OP Updated 03/15/13

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:29 am

Can you update OP that Kethledge and Sutton in the 6th are both done for 2014?

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Re: 2014-2015 Clerkship Application Thread - OP Updated 03/15/13

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:33 am

Can anyone independently confirm that Wardlaw is done? I called chambers last week and was told that she's still accepting apps.

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Re: 2014-2015 Clerkship Application Thread - OP Updated 03/15/13

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone independently confirm that Wardlaw is done? I called chambers last week and was told that she's still accepting apps.


Did you specify that you were asking about the 2014-2015 term? I would be very surprised if she still had spots left for then. She started accepting apps back in September, and she often interviews/hires two years out. If she's accepting apps now, it might be for 2015-2016.

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Re: 2014-2015 Clerkship Application Thread - OP Updated 03/15/13

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:34 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone independently confirm that Wardlaw is done? I called chambers last week and was told that she's still accepting apps.


Did you specify that you were asking about the 2014-2015 term? I would be very surprised if she still had spots left for then. She started accepting apps back in September, and she often interviews/hires two years out. If she's accepting apps now, it might be for 2015-2016.


Yep. I was told that 2013-2014 is full and 2014-2015 is not.

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Re: 2014-2015 Clerkship Application Thread - OP Updated 03/15/13

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:36 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone independently confirm that Wardlaw is done? I called chambers last week and was told that she's still accepting apps.


Did you specify that you were asking about the 2014-2015 term? I would be very surprised if she still had spots left for then. She started accepting apps back in September, and she often interviews/hires two years out. If she's accepting apps now, it might be for 2015-2016.


Yep. I was told that 2013-2014 is full and 2014-2015 is not.


Hmm, this is strange. My OCS spoke with her and she said she was full for 2014-15. Further, one of her clerks also confirmed this on a separate occasion (he emailed a mutual friend). So, unless both the judge and the clerk are trying to hide something, I believe they are only accepting apps for 2015-16 (as I thought she generally always accepts apps throughout the year). Plus, she only had two slots available since she already hired two from last season.

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Re: 2014-2015 Clerkship Application Thread - OP Updated 03/15/13

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:34 pm

Niemeyer finished for '14-'15, per OSCAR.

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Re: 2014-2015 Clerkship Application Thread - OP Updated 03/15/13

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:08 pm

So, if we hear a Judge is "interviewing" does that mean it's too late for a call from a Prof? I'm still not sure when we're supposed to ask them to make calls for us. :|

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Re: 2014-2015 Clerkship Application Thread - OP Updated 03/15/13

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:27 pm

Snail mail from Moore on the Sixth Circuit and Pryor on the Eleventh Circuit that they have finished hiring.

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Re: 2014-2015 Clerkship Application Thread - OP Updated 03/24/13

Postby ph14 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:43 pm

OP updated to reflect the recent posts in this thread..

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Re: 2014-2015 Clerkship Application Thread - OP Updated 03/15/13

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Snail mail from Moore on the Sixth Circuit and Pryor on the Eleventh Circuit that they have finished hiring.


Fucccck.

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Re: 2014-2015 Clerkship Application Thread - OP Updated 03/24/13

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:29 pm

Per OSCAR, Fisher (9th) actually might have one spot left. He also posted the following:

"Exceptional writing or work experience (e.g., district court clerkship, post-graduate legal experience or fellowships) a plus. Below top 5% considered only on individual basis. Off-cycle 3Ls encouraged to apply after 3L grades are in."

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Re: 2014-2015 Clerkship Application Thread - OP Updated 03/24/13

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:49 pm

What's going on with the 10th Circuit? Anyone applying there?

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Re: 2014-2015 Clerkship Application Thread - OP Updated 03/24/13

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What's going on with the 10th Circuit? Anyone applying there?


Gorsuch is interviewing/hiring. According to my school's clerkship adviser, at least one 2014 spot has been filled.

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Re: 2014-2015 Clerkship Application Thread - OP Updated 03/24/13

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:58 pm

A delicious discovery--apparently the last batch of resumes had a word-usage error (not a misspelling, think "Federalism" instead of "Federalist").
Great job on my part.

Should I send an "updated" resume when grades come out and hope they haven't gotten to evaluating yet or just leave it be? I checked that damn thing so many times and yet...

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Re: 2014-2015 Clerkship Application Thread - OP Updated 03/24/13

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:59 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:What's going on with the 10th Circuit? Anyone applying there?


Gorsuch is interviewing/hiring. According to my school's clerkship adviser, at least one 2014 spot has been filled.


Ah yes, I received a very nice hand-signed rejection from him. I knew it was unlikely. Was just curious about other judges.

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Re: 2014-2015 Clerkship Application Thread - OP Updated 03/24/13

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:31 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:What's going on with the 10th Circuit? Anyone applying there?


Gorsuch is interviewing/hiring. According to my school's clerkship adviser, at least one 2014 spot has been filled.


Ah yes, I received a very nice hand-signed rejection from him. I knew it was unlikely. Was just curious about other judges.


Interesting- I didn't realize judges send rejections rather than just "I'm full" notifications. I got a very nice letter confirming he'd received my app. Classy guy.

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Re: 2014-2015 Clerkship Application Thread - OP Updated 03/24/13

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:52 pm

Well, the letter I got wasn't an out and out rejection. I just assumed it was, but maybe it was a confirmation of receipt

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Re: 2014-2015 Clerkship Application Thread - OP Updated 03/24/13

Postby Haymarket » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Well, the letter I got wasn't an out and out rejection. I just assumed it was, but maybe it was a confirmation of receipt

Yeah, when I get letters I just look at the signature and don't read the body, too.




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