2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:40 pm

Griffith must have hired 3Ls right? His OSCAR specifically said that 2Ls need three semesters of grades. Or is it better to question what the judges post on there?

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:01 am

Anonymous User wrote:Griffith must have hired 3Ls right? His OSCAR specifically said that 2Ls need three semesters of grades. Or is it better to question what the judges post on there?

Nope, 2Ls. Take nothing at face value.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:15 am

hey guys

is it too late to apply for 2015 clerkships in the NDCA?

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:45 am

Anonymous User wrote:hey guys

is it too late to apply for 2015 clerkships in the NDCA?


No. Most NDCA judges have not hired 2015 clerks yet.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:37 pm

3L looking to apply for '15-'16 term as an alum. A few questions:

1. I had a few fed. interviews this past summer for '14-15' term, and I did not get them. Will I be categorically rejected by these judges for '15-'16 applications--will they even interview me again?

2. I will be starting at a firm fall of '14. I have zero interest in telling them about my clerkship goals (I won't get into why). As an incredibly premature hypothetical (although probably a worthwhile issue for some of folks)--If I were to get a '15-'16 clerkship, and find out about it this summer, do I need to tell my firm right away that I got it? Or can I wait until near the end of my year with the firm, just before starting the clerkship, that I will be leaving to clerk?

Thanks.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby ZyzzBrah » Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:39 pm

UPDATE-New Clerkships

AL

Judge Ed Carnes
United States Court of Appeals
Participating in Hiring Plan: No
Montgomery, AL
Term: 1 Year
Clerkship Type: Term Law Clerk-Chambers
Applications accepted: Dec 10, 2013 - Dec 1, 2014
Term Start: Aug 1, 2015

CA.

Judge Virginia Phillips
United States District Court
Participating in Hiring Plan: No
Riverside, CA
Term: 1 Year
Clerkship Type: Term Law Clerk-Chambers
Applications accepted: Dec 12, 2013 - Jul 1, 2014
Term Start: Aug 31, 2015

D.C.

Judge John Bates
United States District Court
Participating in Hiring Plan: No
Washington, DC
Term: 2 Years
Clerkship Type: Term Law Clerk-Chambers
Applications accepted: Dec 9, 2013 - Mar 1, 2014
Term Start: Mar 1, 2015

Judge Jimmie Reyna
United States Court of Appeals
Participating in Hiring Plan: No
Washington, DC
Term: 1 Year
Clerkship Type: Term Law Clerk-Chambers
Applications accepted: Dec 11, 2013 - Apr 6, 2015
Term Start: Apr 6, 2015

TX.

Judge Gregg Costa
United States District Court
Participating in Hiring Plan: No
Galveston, TX
Term: 1 Year
Clerkship Type: Term Law Clerk-Chambers
Applications accepted: Dec 12, 2013 - Sep 30, 2014
Term Start: Sep 1, 2015

Judge Tony Davis
United States Bankruptcy Court
Participating in Hiring Plan: No
Austin, TX
Term: 1 Year
Clerkship Type: Term Law Clerk-Chambers
Applications accepted: Dec 10, 2013 - Jun 15, 2014
Term Start: Sep 1, 2015

Judge Catharina Haynes
United States Court of Appeals
Participating in Hiring Plan: Yes
Dallas, TX
Term: 1 Year
Clerkship Type: Term Law Clerk-Chambers
Applications accepted: Dec 11, 2013 - Dec 31, 2014
Term Start: Aug 10, 2015

VA.

Judge Mark Davis
United States District Court
Participating in Hiring Plan: No
Norfolk, VA
Term: 1 Year
Clerkship Type: Term Law Clerk-Chambers
Applications accepted: Dec 12, 2013 - Jun 1, 2014
Term Start: Sep 16, 2015


2016 Clerkships

Judge Milan Smith
United States Court of Appeals
Participating in Hiring Plan: No
El Segundo, CA
Term: 1 Year
Clerkship Type: Term Law Clerk-Chambers
Applications accepted: Dec 9, 2013 - Jun 5, 2014
Term Start: Aug 22, 2016

Judge Beryl Howell
United States District Court
Participating in Hiring Plan: No
Washington, DC
Term: 1 Year
Clerkship Type: Term Law Clerk-Chambers
Applications accepted: Dec 13, 2013 - Apr 21, 2015
Term Start: Aug 1, 2016

Judge David Tatel
United States Court of Appeals
Participating in Hiring Plan: No
Washington, DC
Term: 1 Year
Clerkship Type: Term Law Clerk-Chambers
Applications accepted: Dec 12, 2013 - Feb 15, 2015
Term Start: Aug 1, 2016

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Doorkeeper » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:34 pm

Fucking 2016 clerkships already? Daaaamn.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby hoos89 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:33 pm

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Doorkeeper » Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:49 pm

hoos89 wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:Fucking 2016 clerkships already? Daaaamn.

I think I've seen some judges who claim to have filled their 2017 term already.

This is not helping my life planning anxiety. haha.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Liam » Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:54 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:
hoos89 wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:Fucking 2016 clerkships already? Daaaamn.

I think I've seen some judges who claim to have filled their 2017 term already.

This is not helping my life planning anxiety. haha.


You're in the wrong field if you like the idea of planning where you'll be in three years.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:20 pm

hoos89 wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:Fucking 2016 clerkships already? Daaaamn.


I think I've seen some judges who claim to have filled their 2017 term already.


FWIW, I know at least three classmates who lined up 2017 term clerkships over the summer.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby hoos89 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:26 pm

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:46 am

hoos89 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
hoos89 wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:Fucking 2016 clerkships already? Daaaamn.


I think I've seen some judges who claim to have filled their 2017 term already.


FWIW, I know at least three classmates who lined up 2017 term clerkships over the summer.


2Ls or 3Ls? I'm curious how someone would line it up that far in advance.


Sorry, I misspoke. These are term 16-17 clerkships. And all of the folk I know were applying for '14-15 clerkships but were offered dual district/circuit clerkships (though not necessarily in that order) that were 15-16 followed by 16-17.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:15 pm

Just started gathering recs + materials for 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 cycles. Ugh. Feel like I wasted my alumni advantage by applying so late.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Quichelorraine » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:21 am

Anonymous User wrote:
hoos89 wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:Fucking 2016 clerkships already? Daaaamn.


I think I've seen some judges who claim to have filled their 2017 term already.


FWIW, I know at least three classmates who lined up 2017 term clerkships over the summer.


Katzmann's hired at least one for 2017.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby ZyzzBrah » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:16 pm

MORE UPDATES


Feeder Opening for 16-17

Judge Brett Kavanaugh
United States Court of Appeals
Participating in Hiring Plan: No
Washington, DC
Term: 1 Year
Clerkship Type: Term Law Clerk-Chambers
Applications accepted: Dec 19, 2013 - Nov 30, 2014
Term Start: Aug 1, 2016

DC COA

Judge Cornelia Pillard
United States Court of Appeals
Participating in Hiring Plan: No
Washington, DC
Term: 1 Year
Clerkship Type: Term Law Clerk-Chambers
Applications accepted: Dec 18, 2013 - Dec 18, 2015
Term Start: Aug 15, 2015

Judge Cornelia Pillard
United States Court of Appeals
Participating in Hiring Plan: No
Washington, DC
Term: 1 Year
Clerkship Type: Term Law Clerk-Chambers
Applications accepted: Dec 18, 2013 - Dec 18, 2015
Term Start: Aug 15, 2014

Judge Cornelia Pillard
United States Court of Appeals
Participating in Hiring Plan: No
Washington, DC
Term: 1 Year
Clerkship Type: Term Law Clerk-Chambers
Applications accepted: Dec 18, 2013 - Aug 18, 2015
Term Start: Jan 1, 2014


Good luck if you apply to either of those judge, you'll need it

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:45 am

Any idea what sort of stats might be competitive for Judge Carnes? Just curious.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby EijiMiyake » Wed Dec 25, 2013 1:45 pm

Are there any threads with advice on how to streamline logistics for recommenders? Faculty will be fine, since they have assistants, but one of my recommenders is a clinical instructor and I'd like to try to make things as easy for him as possible.
Gracias.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 25, 2013 4:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any idea what sort of stats might be competitive for Judge Carnes? Just curious.


Only Carnes clerk I knew was at the top of his/her class at a T14. But I know he takes students from regional schools too. Carnes has fed some clerks to SCOTUS I believe.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:24 pm

Seems Judge Chagares has hired for 15-16. I got a rejection two weeks ago and OSCAR updated to show filled.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:51 am

Any word on Judge Pillard's hiring status?

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Citizen Genet » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:37 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any idea what sort of stats might be competitive for Judge Carnes? Just curious.


Only Carnes clerk I knew was at the top of his/her class at a T14. But I know he takes students from regional schools too. Carnes has fed some clerks to SCOTUS I believe.


Carnes has sent two clerks to SCOTUS, both to Justice Thomas. One was from UVA, the other from Georgia. Whether it was Carnes that was the in with Justice Thomas or a prof at UVA/Georgia is impossible to know without asking those clerks. Georgia has sent another student to Thomas; he clerked with Sentelle before going to Thomas. UVA has a number of conservative profs with ties to Justice Thomas. Likely it's a combination of both profs and Carnes.

I know a guy who was 3rd in his class at a regional school (non UGA) that went to Carnes. The rest of his credentials were stellar: high position on journal, MC accolades, published note and other publication, etc.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any word on Judge Pillard's hiring status?


I've been wondering the same thing. I applied a couple weeks back thinking my chances were decent but haven't heard anything. Anybody know anybody who's been hired or had an interview?

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:22 pm

Citizen Genet wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any idea what sort of stats might be competitive for Judge Carnes? Just curious.


Only Carnes clerk I knew was at the top of his/her class at a T14. But I know he takes students from regional schools too. Carnes has fed some clerks to SCOTUS I believe.


Carnes has sent two clerks to SCOTUS, both to Justice Thomas. One was from UVA, the other from Georgia. Whether it was Carnes that was the in with Justice Thomas or a prof at UVA/Georgia is impossible to know without asking those clerks. Georgia has sent another student to Thomas; he clerked with Sentelle before going to Thomas. UVA has a number of conservative profs with ties to Justice Thomas. Likely it's a combination of both profs and Carnes.

I know a guy who was 3rd in his class at a regional school (non UGA) that went to Carnes. The rest of his credentials were stellar: high position on journal, MC accolades, published note and other publication, etc.

The "in" is a professor from each school.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Citizen Genet » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:16 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Citizen Genet wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any idea what sort of stats might be competitive for Judge Carnes? Just curious.


Only Carnes clerk I knew was at the top of his/her class at a T14. But I know he takes students from regional schools too. Carnes has fed some clerks to SCOTUS I believe.


Carnes has sent two clerks to SCOTUS, both to Justice Thomas. One was from UVA, the other from Georgia. Whether it was Carnes that was the in with Justice Thomas or a prof at UVA/Georgia is impossible to know without asking those clerks. Georgia has sent another student to Thomas; he clerked with Sentelle before going to Thomas. UVA has a number of conservative profs with ties to Justice Thomas. Likely it's a combination of both profs and Carnes.

I know a guy who was 3rd in his class at a regional school (non UGA) that went to Carnes. The rest of his credentials were stellar: high position on journal, MC accolades, published note and other publication, etc.

The "in" is a professor from each school.


Thanks for that. Do you mind PMing me to let me know (off the record) how you know?

(I don't doubt you at all. It makes sense. I know at least two profs at UVA clerked for Thomas and maintain a close relationship with him. Wasn't sure about UGA, but I figured there must be some connection for two students to make their way in.)




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