Anonymous User wrote:Another quick question: The reason that a temporary relocation in 2014-15 is feasible is that my spouse has one of those careers where s/he gets to take off for a full year for a sabbatical/fellowship/grant every five years or so. That year off is coming up this fall. Mention something in the cover letter, or TMI?
Considering that this reasoning doesn't explain why you're interested in that judge/geographic area in particular, but merely why you can clerk for that year, I would say TMI.
No judge wants to read "I can clerk for you next year because X, Y, Z!" as opposed to "I really want to clerk for you in particular because A, B, C". She has the opening for 2014 and that aligns with your window.
The only time I would bring it up would be in the unlikely scenario that she asks you to clerk a different year.