Hiring outside of T14?

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Hiring outside of T14?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:30 pm

Does anyone know of judges who are known for hiring frequently outside of the T14?

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Re: Hiring outside of T14?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:38 pm

Judges that hire outside the T-14 are probably hiring alums from their own school, or top students from the local school. (One judge I know always hires one clerk from her alma mater - which is T-14 - and one clerk from each of the 2 local schools.) So you will probably want to look for judges that are local or went to your law school. That, or judges who have hired students from your school before (talk to your career office) - twice I've gotten interviews with judges where I had no ties, but who had hired clerks from my school relatively recently. (I went to a non-T-14, if that wasn't clear.)

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Re: Hiring outside of T14?

Postby user1221 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:16 pm

I agree with the above poster. A lot of judges, especially at the COA level, if they are to hire clerks at schools outside the T-14, want students either from his or her alma mater or from schools that are from the area in which his or her court sits. In these situations you will see attorneys at schools outside the T-14 with high level federal clerkships. If at a school outside the T-14, you would need grades generally at the Top 2-3% of your class because many of these judges won't hire an alum of their school unless that alum proves that he possesses special qualities that place that student on the level of students at T-14 schools. PM me if you want some more specific advice and wish to talk about the process.

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