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Re: Let's talk 11th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone have any updates on Newsom? Is it too late to send him an application for the 2017 year?


I told the clerkship coordinator/office at my school that I was considering applying for Newsom for 2017. They said 1) that he would probably go for more impressive candidates, like feeder judge status, and 2) that he is not soliciting applications because he will probably bringing these little clerk geniuses from his old firm or through his own contacts. This is one person at one school, so take it for what its worth, but it doesn't give me much hope. FWIW I'm top 1/3 at mid Top-10 school and have a district clerkship and two years of big law experience.

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Re: Let's talk 11th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:44 pm

Newsom started soliciting clerkship applicants through his contacts back in June. He has been in touch with at least some candidates in the last two weeks. Not sure if he's full for 2017/2018 yet, but he's been working on this for awhile now.

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Re: Let's talk 11th Circuit!

Postby lavarman84 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:03 pm

I don't know if it means he's full for 2017 and 2018, but Newsom posted on OSCAR for 2019-20 only.

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Re: Let's talk 11th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:06 pm

Any updates for 19-20? Dings, offers, interviews??

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Re: Let's talk 11th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:40 pm

Does Judge E. Carnes look for ties to Alabama? Does anyone have any info on his hiring practices or what he looks for in a candidate?

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Re: Let's talk 11th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does Judge E. Carnes look for ties to Alabama? Does anyone have any info on his hiring practices or what he looks for in a candidate?

From what I've picked up from a couple acquaintances who are or will be clerking for him:

His biggest thing is writing skills. Make sure to send a writing sample that no one else has edited, make it PERFECT, and be ready to discuss both the sample and your approach to writing generally if you get an interview. He's also very grade-conscious, and prefers law review.

Ties to the South are a bump. Doesn't have to be Alabama-specific, although that surely wouldn't hurt.

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Re: Let's talk 11th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:54 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Does Judge E. Carnes look for ties to Alabama? Does anyone have any info on his hiring practices or what he looks for in a candidate?

From what I've picked up from a couple acquaintances who are or will be clerking for him:

His biggest thing is writing skills. Make sure to send a writing sample that no one else has edited, make it PERFECT, and be ready to discuss both the sample and your approach to writing generally if you get an interview. He's also very grade-conscious, and prefers law review.

Ties to the South are a bump. Doesn't have to be Alabama-specific, although that surely wouldn't hurt.


Thanks! Do you know how he views work experience and/or previous clerkships? I'm not on law review, but have 2 years biglaw experience and a district court clerkship with significant writing experience. I'm going to apply anyway, but just curious / wondering how to frame my cover letter.

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Re: Let's talk 11th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:42 pm

Have Wilson, Marcus, Jill Pryor, Martin, or Rosenbaum moved at all for 19-20?

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Re: Let's talk 11th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:53 am

OP above. Any updates on 19-20 would be appreciated!

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Re: Let's talk 11th Circuit!

Postby foundingfather » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any updates on 19-20 would be appreciated!

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Re: Let's talk 11th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:06 am

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Re: Let's talk 11th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:52 pm

1. Any movement in the 11th circuit?
2. Does anyone have an information on Judge Martin and what she looks for in candidates? I hear she's harder and more demanding than some of her peers in the 11th circuit, but also that she is really nice and enjoyable to work for.

Any info is appreciated, thank you!

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Re: Let's talk 11th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:02 am

In the last couple weeks, Tjoflat has posted an 18-19 opening and Ed Carnes for 19-20 on OSCAR.




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