Judicial Clerkships - Is it Too Late?

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sparty99
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Judicial Clerkships - Is it Too Late?

Postby sparty99 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:15 pm

I'm not very hip on the judicial clerkships as I'm below-median. However, did I miss the boat on applying to these clerkships? Did that plan release date mean that all judges only review the resumes they have in their system at that time?

I'm kind of confused on this process. Any clarification would be appreciated.

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ndirish2010
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Re: Judicial Clerkships - Is it Too Late?

Postby ndirish2010 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:19 pm

Your chances for a federal clerkship with a below median GPA from anywhere are pretty slim. Essentially nonexistent if you don't go to HYS.

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Re: Judicial Clerkships - Is it Too Late?

Postby JusticeJackson » Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:21 pm

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Re: Judicial Clerkships - Is it Too Late?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:23 pm

The pool of judges still hiring is definitely reduced, but there are still some hiring and those that have not begun reviewing applications yet. You never know so if you're serious get on it.

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Re: Judicial Clerkships - Is it Too Late?

Postby sparty99 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:28 pm

Thanks. I know the fact that I'm below-median and not at HYS works against me, but I apply to all available paying jobs and let that play its course...

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Re: Judicial Clerkships - Is it Too Late?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:35 pm

Below median isn't a great look for state clerkships, either, although better than for AIII (and depends on the state/school. In the state court of appeals where I clerked, below median HYS - with ties - would probably do fine, but at most other schools, even T14, I don't think below median would get you very far. Barring something like significant connections to the judge, of course. This was a state with no local T14s - just a T1 and T2). But of course, you can't win if you don't play, so as long as you go in recognizing your chances, there's certainly no reason NOT to apply.




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