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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed May 01, 2013 11:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Welp, just got my start date. Weirdly nervous.


Why? What judge? Clerking will be great, you don't have any reason to be nervous.

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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 02, 2013 12:01 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Welp, just got my start date. Weirdly nervous.


Why? What judge? Clerking will be great, you don't have any reason to be nervous.


One of the feeders. I guess I just don't want to screw up. But yeah, my judge seems awesome. I'm really excited, just nervous too.

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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 02, 2013 12:07 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Welp, just got my start date. Weirdly nervous.


Why? What judge? Clerking will be great, you don't have any reason to be nervous.


One of the feeders. I guess I just don't want to screw up. But yeah, my judge seems awesome. I'm really excited, just nervous too.


Good luck! If Fletcher or O'Scannlain you will have a great year. If Kozinski, well, get your affairs in order.

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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 02, 2013 2:40 pm

Any recent movement?

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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 03, 2013 3:06 pm

Hawkins is full for 2014.

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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 04, 2013 6:48 pm

Anybody heard from Thomas/know if he's interviewing?

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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Sun May 05, 2013 8:24 am

Anonymous User wrote:Anybody heard from Thomas/know if he's interviewing?


He put out the word a week or two ago through his current clerks that he was beginning to review applications. (I think this foots to his OSCAR notice.) I haven't heard of anyone at my HYS school asked to interview yet.

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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 10, 2013 2:48 pm

Graber is done according to Oscar. Anyone else have anything new to share?

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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 10, 2013 3:23 pm

Is Wardlaw still accepting apps? Any word on what she's like to work for?

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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 10, 2013 11:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is Wardlaw still accepting apps? Any word on what she's like to work for?


She's done. She only had one spot left and finished interviewing last week.

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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 17, 2013 3:19 pm

Anything new to report?

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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 17, 2013 9:23 pm

What is the deal with judges listed as "On Plan" on Oscar, yet the date of "accepting applications" started several months ago, and they already have positions classified as filled...? Talk about mixed signals. Anyone have any insight? Should I paper apply to judges even if they claim to be hiring on the Plan on Oscar? :?

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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 17, 2013 9:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What is the deal with judges listed as "On Plan" on Oscar, yet the date of "accepting applications" started several months ago, and they already have positions classified as filled...? Talk about mixed signals. Anyone have any insight? Should I paper apply to judges even if they claim to be hiring on the Plan on Oscar? :?


On plan for 2l and 3l but accepting alumni- simple

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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed May 29, 2013 1:46 pm

Updates?

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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:59 pm

Anything?

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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:00 pm

Is anything left?

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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:24 pm

Interviews are still happening.

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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:45 am

Anything on S. Thomas beyond the May 5 update above?

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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:30 am

Anonymous User wrote:Anything on S. Thomas beyond the May 5 update above?

I have a thirdhand report that he hasn't interviewed yet. Don't know how reliable it is.

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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:45 am

Interview scheduled for late June/early July for a 2014-15 position with one of the senior status judges.

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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:49 am

Interview scheduled for late June/early July for a 2014-15 position with one of the senior status judges.


Wallace? I guess you might not want to answer if it would out you but not sure if it would. I'm legitimately interested because I think he was planning on interviewing soon.

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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:59 pm

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Interview scheduled for late June/early July for a 2014-15 position with one of the senior status judges.


Wallace? I guess you might not want to answer if it would out you but not sure if it would. I'm legitimately interested because I think he was planning on interviewing soon.
Interested in this as well. It would be greatly appreciated if you could just give a yes or no on Wallace.

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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anything on S. Thomas beyond the May 5 update above?


For 13/14, Thomas did some hiring really late, like January/February this past cycle.

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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby PDaddy » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone know anything about the 9th Circuit judges that may still be hiring according to Oscar, either hiring status or what the clerking experience with them would be like?

I assume none are quite so crazy like Kozinski, but one of the listings says specifically that the clerks have a lot of work. Not sure how to interpret that.

A quick look through Oscar reveals: Berzon, Bea, Callahan, Fisher, Fletcher, Gould, Graber, Hawkins, Kleinfeld, Nelson, Paez, Smith (N. or M.), Tallman, Wallace, Wardlaw.

Especially interested in the SF ones.


Bea is a mixed bag. Appears to dislike women lawyers. Not only is this a widely-held perception, I have had the pleasure of seeing him on action. He's a very smart judge when it comes to civil rights and other legal issues.

Hawkins is probably the most liberal of the bunch. His easy demeanor in court probably translates to an easy working relationship between himself and his clerks, and vice versa.

I know he isn't on your list above, but avoid Bybee at all costs - unless you are ultra-conservative and support waterboarding. Also, his ethics have long been in question. He has been known to have conflicts of interest yet refuse to step down from cases, accept perceived "gifts", etc.

If you google these judges you can find all of this.

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Re: Let's talk 9th Circuit!

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:50 pm

PDaddy wrote:I know he isn't on your list above, but avoid Bybee at all costs - unless you are ultra-conservative and support waterboarding. Also, his ethics have long been in question. He has been known to have conflicts of interest yet refuse to step down from cases, accept perceived "gifts", etc.


Other side of this. I've talked to half a dozen Bybee clerks and each holds him in the highest regard. Looks out for his clerks a lot. Takes mentoring very seriously and is very kind in chambers.

I acknowledge he has a reputation, but if you're okay with that, it can be a great clerkship.




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