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 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:39 pm

Received Kearse rejection letter. Very nicely said - also first judge to actually send me a rejection letter (despite tons of rejections).

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:53 pm

Anyone hear about interviews/offers from the EDNY judges who prefer/require work experience (Block, Gleeson, Townes)?

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

Postby rayiner » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Interview request for District of Delaware judge


Mind PM-ing me to chat?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:39 pm

Anyone know anything about the remaining DDC judges?

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Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:01 pm

0/2 applying as an alumnus. At least I have a job (assuming I pass the bar next week)?

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Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone know anything about the remaining DDC judges?


Lamberth hired

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Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:50 pm

Bump.

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

Postby spleenworship » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:26 am

Got official rejections from all the state SC justices, including the only one I actually interviewed with.

Oh well.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:03 pm

On your resume, under the firms you worked for during the summer, do you put which practice group you were assigned to? Or just leave it off?

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Postby spleenworship » Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:On your resume, under the firms you worked for during the summer, do you put which practice group you were assigned to? Or just leave it off?


I'd leave it off unless directly relate to judge. Ie applying for bankruptcy judge and worked at Biglaw bankruptcy division.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:20 pm

Looks as though Hamilton (7th Cir.) may be done, as I got the rejection email today.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:27 pm

Anything on the recently confirmed?

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

Postby arklaw13 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:13 pm

So I have a question about the judges who hire far in advance like the feeder judges. So if I wanted to clerk for, say, Kavanaugh in 2016 (immediately after graduation) would I apply after I get my first semester 1L grades, or what? From what I've read here, lots of them filled their 2015 clerks in February. Do they hire based on 1L grades or do they mostly hire grads or people who have a prior clerkship?

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Dylanlj13 wrote:So I have a question about the judges who hire far in advance like the feeder judges. So if I wanted to clerk for, say, Kavanaugh in 2016 (immediately after graduation) would I apply after I get my first semester 1L grades, or what? From what I've read here, lots of them filled their 2015 clerks in February. Do they hire based on 1L grades or do they mostly hire grads or people who have a prior clerkship?

Wait, are you an incoming 1L? I have the understanding that they mostly take alums, but I have seen info suggesting feeders sometimes set aside a spot for recent grads (someone correct me if I am wrong).

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Postby bk1 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:57 pm

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Dylanlj13 wrote:So I have a question about the judges who hire far in advance like the feeder judges. So if I wanted to clerk for, say, Kavanaugh in 2016 (immediately after graduation) would I apply after I get my first semester 1L grades, or what? From what I've read here, lots of them filled their 2015 clerks in February. Do they hire based on 1L grades or do they mostly hire grads or people who have a prior clerkship?

Wait, are you an incoming 1L? I have the understanding that they mostly take alums, but I have seen info suggesting feeders sometimes set aside a spot for recent grads (someone correct me if I am wrong).

I don't know about all feeders, but some feeders definitely hire around 1L summer/2L fall which means the applicant only has 1L grades.

Also this forum isn't for 0Ls. But even so, it is ridiculously early to be thinking about this. As a 0L (especially one who isn't at HYS) your odds at a clerkship are low and your odds at a feeder clerkship are astronomically low.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:52 pm

Re: two posts up, I actually think most feeders hire mostly (if not ony) recent grads. Some (like Tatel and Katzmann) prefer district court experience. But even these judges will hire many of their clerks before they have actually graduated.

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

Postby lolwat » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:31 pm

Basically, I think you either go: law school -> feeder COA (-> scotus) or law school -> D.Ct. -> feeder COA (-> scotus). I don't think feeder COA judges generally prefer alums that have biglaw experience or anything. But I could be wrong--I never had a shot at any of them so I didn't do too much research into their hiring practices. I wouldn't be surprised if they were hiring with only 1L grades though.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:28 am

Dylanlj13 wrote:So I have a question about the judges who hire far in advance like the feeder judges. So if I wanted to clerk for, say, Kavanaugh in 2016 (immediately after graduation) would I apply after I get my first semester 1L grades, or what? From what I've read here, lots of them filled their 2015 clerks in February. Do they hire based on 1L grades or do they mostly hire grads or people who have a prior clerkship?

The only "feeder" who regularly considers and hires applicants based entirely on 1L grades is Kozinski. This year, a large number of feeders, including Garland, Kavanaugh, and Fletcher, hired 2Ls in February based on three semesters of grades. (This is roughly when Wilkinson and Reinhardt had traditionally hired.) None of these judges were hiring a full year out, and several (Garland, Wilkinson, Fletcher, and Reinhardt) were hiring only, or largely, for the year after graduation (in this case, 2014).

Kavanaugh is roughly 50/50--that is, he hires some clerks for the year after graduation and some for one year out. (Most of the latter have already secured district court clerkships.)

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

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:43 pm

For an HYS student that is competitive based on grades for a District/CoA clerkship, does having a non-EIC position on a secondary journal matter much? I'm debating whether to accept a time intensive E-board position on a secondary journal for the fall, or RAing for a second professor. My thought is to reject the EBoard offer and pick up another RA, but I'd like to hear from anyone with experience on the question.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:04 pm

Anonymous User wrote:For an HYS student that is competitive based on grades for a District/CoA clerkship, does having a non-EIC position on a secondary journal matter much? I'm debating whether to accept a time intensive E-board position on a secondary journal for the fall, or RAing for a second professor. My thought is to reject the EBoard offer and pick up another RA, but I'd like to hear from anyone with experience on the question.


Based on my experience, having an e-board position on a secondary won't boost you that much unless it's EIC. Are you still going to have some position on the journal, though? I would still have a position on the journal and RA for the second professor.

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Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:35 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:For an HYS student that is competitive based on grades for a District/CoA clerkship, does having a non-EIC position on a secondary journal matter much? I'm debating whether to accept a time intensive E-board position on a secondary journal for the fall, or RAing for a second professor. My thought is to reject the EBoard offer and pick up another RA, but I'd like to hear from anyone with experience on the question.

Based on my experience, having an e-board position on a secondary won't boost you that much unless it's EIC. Are you still going to have some position on the journal, though? I would still have a position on the journal and RA for the second professor.

Original anon. Yes, I will still have a position on the journal. It just won't be on the E-Board, which means it would be a much smaller time commitment.

Thank you for the reply.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:30 pm

Got an offer for a district court judge in WDTX.

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

Postby bk1 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:53 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:For an HYS student that is competitive based on grades for a District/CoA clerkship, does having a non-EIC position on a secondary journal matter much? I'm debating whether to accept a time intensive E-board position on a secondary journal for the fall, or RAing for a second professor. My thought is to reject the EBoard offer and pick up another RA, but I'd like to hear from anyone with experience on the question.

Based on my experience, having an e-board position on a secondary won't boost you that much unless it's EIC. Are you still going to have some position on the journal, though? I would still have a position on the journal and RA for the second professor.

Original anon. Yes, I will still have a position on the journal. It just won't be on the E-Board, which means it would be a much smaller time commitment.

Thank you for the reply.

It's probably helpful to have the eboard position, though the question is whether it's worth the extra work. If you really want to clerk I'd consider taking it to give yourself every edge possible. If you want to clerk but it isn't a huge deal then I might avoid it.

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

Postby legalmindedfella » Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Got an offer for a district court judge in WDTX.


Congrats!!! Anything you think helped you get it?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:03 pm

Interviewed w/ N.D. Tex. last week. Judge said 1.5-2 weeks to let me know either way.

Interview next week w/ N.D. W. Va.

With my luck, I'll go 0/2 or receive an offer while I'm on my flight to interview in WV. :P

Best of luck everyone. I just feel lucky to have had interviews.




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