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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:55 am

Hurwitz is full through 2015. Schroeder hired one for 2014.

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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:55 pm

Surprisingly (to me), Thomas just updated his OSCAR posting to state that he has hired only two of four clerks for 2014-'15.

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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Surprisingly (to me), Thomas just updated his OSCAR posting to state that he has hired only two of four clerks for 2014-'15.

I saw that and was surprised as well. Anyone have info on this?

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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:39 am

Call from Kleinfeld over the last couple of days.

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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Surprisingly (to me), Thomas just updated his OSCAR posting to state that he has hired only two of four clerks for 2014-'15.

I saw that and was surprised as well. Anyone have info on this?


Will he hire outside of the t14? Anyone know anything about his hiring practices?

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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Surprisingly (to me), Thomas just updated his OSCAR posting to state that he has hired only two of four clerks for 2014-'15.

I saw that and was surprised as well. Anyone have info on this?


Will he hire outside of the t14? Anyone know anything about his hiring practices?


I believe Thomas has someone from Minnesota this term or next.

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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:44 pm

No one has commented on Callahan in this thread, although she was among the judges for whom the OP requested info, so I will provide some.

Without exception, Callahan requires a minimum of three years' work experience as of the clerk's start date, which can be a mix of prior clerkship and practice experience - or either/or. Since her pre-judicial background is mostly prosecutorial, she has a number of clerks and externs who are aspiring AUSAs or DDAs. Sincere interest in practicing criminal law will not hurt applicants in applying to her, but it is not required. Similarly, expressing an interest in remaining in the Sacramento area or Northern California more broadly will not hurt, but also is not required. The judge does not screen ideologically during the clerk selection process. The working atmosphere in chambers is somewhat formal but very collegial. Mandatory office hours for law clerks are M-F 8-5, but beyond that, the judge does not require law clerks to complete their work in chambers; working from home or elsewhere is permitted. (This is in contrast to some of her colleagues, who do require law clerks to remain in chambers much later into the night, or as long as the judge is present in chambers.) Internal deadlines are strictly observed, but as long as the law clerk follows them, the judge does not "micromanage" how her clerks complete their work. The judge is extremely interested in maintaining relationships with her former law clerks and continuing to follow their careers. She is very invested in the success of her former clerks, values serving as a mentor, and will assist with career transitions where possible (e.g., advice-giving, serving as a proactive reference, etc.) This is an excellent clerkship for alumni applicants who are seeking a Ninth Circuit clerkship in Northern California with an organized judge who meets deadlines, avoids backlogs, is well-prepared for oral argument, and provides clerks with a good deal of structure re: deadlines and expectations. It is also an excellent clerkship for those looking for a judge who will serve (if desired by the clerk) as mentor and advisor for the rest of the clerk's career.

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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby Detrox » Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:No one has commented on Callahan in this thread, although she was among the judges for whom the OP requested info, so I will provide some.

Without exception, Callahan requires a minimum of three years' work experience as of the clerk's start date, which can be a mix of prior clerkship and practice experience - or either/or. Since her pre-judicial background is mostly prosecutorial, she has a number of clerks and externs who are aspiring AUSAs or DDAs. Sincere interest in practicing criminal law will not hurt applicants in applying to her, but it is not required. Similarly, expressing an interest in remaining in the Sacramento area or Northern California more broadly will not hurt, but also is not required. The judge does not screen ideologically during the clerk selection process. The working atmosphere in chambers is somewhat formal but very collegial. Mandatory office hours for law clerks are M-F 8-5, but beyond that, the judge does not require law clerks to complete their work in chambers; working from home or elsewhere is permitted. (This is in contrast to some of her colleagues, who do require law clerks to remain in chambers much later into the night, or as long as the judge is present in chambers.) Internal deadlines are strictly observed, but as long as the law clerk follows them, the judge does not "micromanage" how her clerks complete their work. The judge is extremely interested in maintaining relationships with her former law clerks and continuing to follow their careers. She is very invested in the success of her former clerks, values serving as a mentor, and will assist with career transitions where possible (e.g., advice-giving, serving as a proactive reference, etc.) This is an excellent clerkship for alumni applicants who are seeking a Ninth Circuit clerkship in Northern California with an organized judge who meets deadlines, avoids backlogs, is well-prepared for oral argument, and provides clerks with a good deal of structure re: deadlines and expectations. It is also an excellent clerkship for those looking for a judge who will serve (if desired by the clerk) as mentor and advisor for the rest of the clerk's career.


Can this anon please pm me? I have a few questions.




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