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

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

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:29 pm

What's the best way to update Oscar judges with information? I am in the amazing position of having secured a 14-15 district court position and want to try my hand, now, at getting a 15-16 circuit.

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

Postby ClerkAdvisor » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What's the best way to update Oscar judges with information? I am in the amazing position of having secured a 14-15 district court position and want to try my hand, now, at getting a 15-16 circuit.


Send it by mail. In fact, I would just send a whole new application package by mail. In my experience, both as an applicant and as a clerk, when you're applying for more than a year out, it's best to just send out all new applications. And I had my best success with hard copy mailings.

One more point, if you don't hear anything this summer, then send out all new applications in the Fall. If you don't hear anything, then send out all new applications in the very early Spring/late Winter. Many chambers have vastly different organization systems and its best to just send all new materials rather than trying to send just an update.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:41 am

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Anonymous User wrote:What's the best way to update Oscar judges with information? I am in the amazing position of having secured a 14-15 district court position and want to try my hand, now, at getting a 15-16 circuit.


Send it by mail. In fact, I would just send a whole new application package by mail. In my experience, both as an applicant and as a clerk, when you're applying for more than a year out, it's best to just send out all new applications. And I had my best success with hard copy mailings.

One more point, if you don't hear anything this summer, then send out all new applications in the Fall. If you don't hear anything, then send out all new applications in the very early Spring/late Winter. Many chambers have vastly different organization systems and its best to just send all new materials rather than trying to send just an update.


Thank you! This is very helpful.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:10 am

Am I reading you correctly in that you're advising just sending paper apps for '15 judges at this point?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:09 pm

Has anyone heard anything from, or about, Judge Karas (SDNY) for 2014?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:11 pm

What Chicago judges are still hiring on the district court?

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

Postby Flips88 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What Chicago judges are still hiring on the district court?

I've heard Castillo is waiting till the end of the summer to hire. I also sent apps to and have not heard from St. Eve, Zagel, Lefkow, and Gotschall. Anyone have any idea what Flaum is doing?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:48 pm

Interesting about Castillo- his OSCAR profile says he anticipates interviews beginning next week.

Also, does anyone know anything about the Chicago magistrates? I see Finnegan is full but what about Rowland and Valdez?

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Postby Flips88 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Interesting about Castillo- his OSCAR profile says he anticipates interviews beginning next week.

Also, does anyone know anything about the Chicago magistrates? I see Finnegan is full but what about Rowland and Valdez?

Ah hadn't seen that on Oscar. Any one been called yet?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:41 am

Interview request for District of Delaware judge

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Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:50 am

Anonymous User wrote:Interview request for District of Delaware judge


Paper application or through Oscar?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:35 pm

Does anyone know about District Court judges in the southeast? I'm thinking NC, SC, GA, FL, TN. I haven't seen those states mentioned much on here and am hoping the judges are still interviewing and hiring since those are less competitive districts. Would appreciate info on specific judges or general observations.

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Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:07 pm

Most of the 4th circuit (COA and D) are off-plan.

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

Postby Arbiter213 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know about District Court judges in the southeast? I'm thinking NC, SC, GA, FL, TN. I haven't seen those states mentioned much on here and am hoping the judges are still interviewing and hiring since those are less competitive districts. Would appreciate info on specific judges or general observations.


Friend of mine got S.D. Miss two weeks ago.

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

Postby spleenworship » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:22 pm

Sitting in waiting room for my state SC interview. Got a bad feeling about this.

Maybe that's because I found out my vasectomy probably didn't take and I don't really want to go I under the knife again. So I'm assuming this interview will result in equally bad news.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:54 pm

What's the SDNY magistrate scene looking like?

I've got a good firm job but wanting the experience of clerking, and a chance to live in New York for a bit, I'm thinking about applying for SDNY magistrates now.

I'm sure it's late and a lot of hired for 2014, but if there are still some there, I'm not sure the advisability or availability.

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

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:19 pm

spleenworship wrote:Sitting in waiting room for my state SC interview. Got a bad feeling about this.

Maybe that's because I found out my vasectomy probably didn't take and I don't really want to go I under the knife again. So I'm assuming this interview will result in equally bad news.

:shock: Oh dear... (but good luck with the interview!)

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

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:5th interview, 5th ding.

This process is pretty disheartening.

Sorry to hear that. Keep your head up. I'm going through the same thing.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:30 pm

I interviewed with a judge during the first week of July and haven't heard anything back since then. After the interview I sent a thank you and had a professor contact chambers. I also recently sent a follow up message. OSCAR shows the position as filled. Of course I assume the position is actually filled, but it seems odd that I still haven't received a rejection. Is it possible the judge is still choosing among interviewees to fill the position? Or is it not unusual for a judge to make hires but send no updates to interviewees for weeks?

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Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I interviewed with a judge during the first week of July and haven't heard anything back since then. After the interview I sent a thank you and had a professor contact chambers. I also recently sent a follow up message. OSCAR shows the position as filled. Of course I assume the position is actually filled, but it seems odd that I still haven't received a rejection. Is it possible the judge is still choosing among interviewees to fill the position? Or is it not unusual for a judge to make hires but send no updates to interviewees for weeks?


Why not call chambers and ask? Seems like a fair question.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I interviewed with a judge during the first week of July and haven't heard anything back since then. After the interview I sent a thank you and had a professor contact chambers. I also recently sent a follow up message. OSCAR shows the position as filled. Of course I assume the position is actually filled, but it seems odd that I still haven't received a rejection. Is it possible the judge is still choosing among interviewees to fill the position? Or is it not unusual for a judge to make hires but send no updates to interviewees for weeks?

I think it's unusual to not get a rejection in some form.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:5th interview, 5th ding.

This process is pretty disheartening.


That sucks. Not getting any interviews at all—100+ applications and not a peep—is pretty disheartening, too.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:47 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:5th interview, 5th ding.

This process is pretty disheartening.


That sucks. Not getting any interviews at all—100+ applications and not a peep—is pretty disheartening, too.


0/1 rising 3L, 0/1 graduated 3L, out of ~250 applications :(




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