Judges Who Do On-the-Spot Offers

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Judges Who Do On-the-Spot Offers

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:19 am

Anyone know of which judges have a reputation for making their offers during or while you're present for the interview? I've heard conflicting tales of judges who make you wait forever and those who will just casually offer you the job as a way of wrapping up the conversation.

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Re: Judges Who Do On-the-Spot Offers

Postby ph14 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:20 am

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone know of which judges have a reputation for making their offers during or while you're present for the interview? I've heard conflicting tales of judges who make you wait forever and those who will just casually offer you the job as a way of wrapping up the conversation.


It might be a bit different for a lot of judges with the death of plan.

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Re: Judges Who Do On-the-Spot Offers

Postby hope&change » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:40 am

I agree with ph14. Also, this type of intel is unreliable--I know of several people who've been surprised by on-the-spot offers from judges who did not have a history of making such offers. I've been told to walk into every interview ready to accept an offer because you can never be sure what the judge will do.

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Re: Judges Who Do On-the-Spot Offers

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:37 pm

DC Circuit does NOT give exploding offers:

http://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/home.nsf/Content/VL+-+Human+Resources+-Law+Clerk+Hiring

Notice Regarding Law Clerk Hiring By D.C. Circuit Judges for the 2014-2015 Term

Although the judges of this circuit would uniformly prefer to continue hiring law clerks pursuant to the Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan, it has become apparent that the plan is no longer working. Because participation in the plan is voluntary, a significant percentage of all United States circuit judges must agree to follow it if it is to work appropriately. During the past few years, a significant and increasing number of circuit judges around the country have hired in advance of the plan’s interview and offer dates, and it is likely that they will continue to do so. As a result, continued adherence to the plan is no longer fair and equitable to either students or judges.

We stand ready to work with the judges of the other circuits to develop an appropriate successor to the current plan. In the meantime, however, the judges of this circuit will hire law clerks at such times as each individual judge determines to be appropriate. We have agreed that none of us will give “exploding offers,” that is, offers that expire if not accepted immediately. Rather, when a judge of this circuit gives a candidate an offer, the candidate will have a reasonable time to consider the offer and interview with other judges before accepting or declining. Additional practices applicable to individual judges may be found on the judges’ OSCAR pages

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Re: Judges Who Do On-the-Spot Offers

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:49 pm

It's important not to conflate "on-the-spot offers" and "exploding offers." The judge I will be clerking for gave the former but not the latter. I accepted on the spot so I'm not sure how long he would have given me to decide.




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