bruinfan10 wrote:lol at professors or csos giving you up to date advice (unless a prof is walking your app over to chambers for you, obviously).
The thing about some current clerks and some 3Ls is that they might have sent out 150+ applications over a couple cycles, spoken to almost that many former clerks as part of the application process, interviewed around a dozen times with CoA and D.Ct judges. I'd say those people are pretty damn near the best source you're going to find on general clerkship hiring.
I'm not sure if someone in this thread is being ignorant and saying otherwise, but I thought I'd throw that out there. Also, I just want to say that Nony's advice went a long way toward getting me hired by a feeder, so there's that, if you're interested in finding credible advice.
I agree. Several TLS posters have given me some good advice that was incredibly helpful as I was going through the clerkship process as well (though some of them no longer post on this site as far as i'm aware (we miss you G.T.L. Rev.)).