Anonymous User wrote:Trying to figure out how many apps to send out. Targeting district cts. only. Right now I'm applying to ~8 districts in my geographic region (roughly 100 judges total). Would go broader if needed, but I'd much prefer to be in this general area. Top ~5% at lower T14 + LR + good recs. I don't want to shut myself out from clerking by not applying broadly enough. How many applications is typical? My profs and career services are very cagey about this.
It just depends... A good rule of thumb for maximizing your odds is to apply to every judge you are willing to work for in every city you are willing to live in.
As far as whether the 8 districts in your geographic region is enough -- this just depends. If the 8 districts are all amtrak corridor districts (EDVA, DDC, DMD, DDel, DNJ, SDNY, EDNY, DMass) and your school doesn't have a history of placing many clerks in these districts, then it may not be enough. But if your school typically places a bunch of clerks there, then you probably have enough.