2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:17 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Which districts? I know EDVa and DMd judges have interviewed and hired.


Anonymous User wrote:I had a DMD interview, was thinking of them as 3rd for some reason.


Which judges if you don't mind me asking (also what are your stats)? I assume Motz was interviewing (didn't apply to him though).

I applied to a few of the d.md judges and havent heard anything so I am starting to think I got dinged.


Bredar (position's been filled, though, and not by me). Just outside the top 5% at a t20, secondary journal, judicial internship.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:23 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Which districts? I know EDVa and DMd judges have interviewed and hired.


Anonymous User wrote:I had a DMD interview, was thinking of them as 3rd for some reason.


Which judges if you don't mind me asking (also what are your stats)? I assume Motz was interviewing (didn't apply to him though).

I applied to a few of the d.md judges and havent heard anything so I am starting to think I got dinged.

Judge Bredar is done for 15-16.

Edit: scooped

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Bredar (position's been filled, though, and not by me). Just outside the top 5% at a t20, secondary journal, judicial internship.


Thanks,
Yeh I saw he was done, which was odd because he had only opened up the app period about 2 weeks prior--I assumed he hired someone he already knew.

Well i suppose its unclear whether I've been dinged for the other d.md judges.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:53 am

There are definitely D. Md judges who have not hired yet.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:56 pm

Currently a 3L, who will be clerking for an appellate level state court starting in September. Sent my apps out two weeks ago for district court clerkships for the 2015 term...did I miss the boat timing wise? How early have alums been applying...I'm not technically an alum yet...this lack if hiring plan is annoying.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby ZyzzBrah » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:46 am

Anonymous User wrote:Currently a 3L, who will be clerking for an appellate level state court starting in September. Sent my apps out two weeks ago for district court clerkships for the 2015 term...did I miss the boat timing wise? How early have alums been applying...I'm not technically an alum yet...this lack if hiring plan is annoying.



fwiw, im in the same spot as you--3L clerking for an SSC currently applying for 15-15

The answer: yes and no. Some districts have done a good deal of hiring (i.e. dc), but there is still a ton of judges who haven't hired even if they are accepting apps.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:27 pm

ZyzzBrah wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Currently a 3L, who will be clerking for an appellate level state court starting in September. Sent my apps out two weeks ago for district court clerkships for the 2015 term...did I miss the boat timing wise? How early have alums been applying...I'm not technically an alum yet...this lack if hiring plan is annoying.



fwiw, im in the same spot as you--3L clerking for an SSC currently applying for 15-15

The answer: yes and no. Some districts have done a good deal of hiring (i.e. dc), but there is still a ton of judges who haven't hired even if they are accepting apps.


SDNY is probably mostly/entirely done. C.D. Cal and N.D. Cal also seem mostly done. But it's really hard to tell for most districts.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:47 pm

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ZyzzBrah wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Currently a 3L, who will be clerking for an appellate level state court starting in September. Sent my apps out two weeks ago for district court clerkships for the 2015 term...did I miss the boat timing wise? How early have alums been applying...I'm not technically an alum yet...this lack if hiring plan is annoying.



fwiw, im in the same spot as you--3L clerking for an SSC currently applying for 15-15

The answer: yes and no. Some districts have done a good deal of hiring (i.e. dc), but there is still a ton of judges who haven't hired even if they are accepting apps.


SDNY is probably mostly/entirely done. C.D. Cal and N.D. Cal also seem mostly done. But it's really hard to tell for most districts.


None of the 3 new N.D. Cal. judges are yet full for 2015-15, to the best of my knowledge.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:05 pm

At least one of the new NDCal is definitely done.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby ZyzzBrah » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:30 pm

Judge Davis (4th Cir) is done per OSCAR

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:08 pm

Accepted a district court clerkship offer last week after walking out of the interview the day before, positive that I had blown it. Never give up hope, everyone!

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:51 pm

ZyzzBrah wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Currently a 3L, who will be clerking for an appellate level state court starting in September. Sent my apps out two weeks ago for district court clerkships for the 2015 term...did I miss the boat timing wise? How early have alums been applying...I'm not technically an alum yet...this lack if hiring plan is annoying.



fwiw, im in the same spot as you--3L clerking for an SSC currently applying for 15-15

The answer: yes and no. Some districts have done a good deal of hiring (i.e. dc), but there is still a ton of judges who haven't hired even if they are accepting apps.


OP of the previous question. Thanks for your response zyzz. Let's hope something works out for both of us. I'm applying PA/DE/NJ...not looking at SDNY so hopefully the same doesn't hold true for us south of manhattan folk (excluding northern jersey here geographically)

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:56 pm

Anyone heard back from the Chancery?

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone heard back from the Chancery?


Haven't heard anything but should be pretty interesting to see what the new Chancellor does....assuming the Chancellor will hire later than the rest of the vice chancellor...especially since he hasn't been confirmed yet. Assuming it'll be Bouchard?

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:At least one of the new NDCal is definitely done.


I know two of them were filled within a week of posting apps, and I'm not sure about the third, but one starts interviewing for 2015-16 in the next few days, so timelines are tight for people who want to apply. Judge Freeman also only considers people with work experience, so that's something to consider.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Shaggier1 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:54 pm

Sorry wrong thread!

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:37 pm

question: if you interview with a judge, will they call you to let you know either way (either an offer, or no offer)? i understand that most judges won't let every applicant know they are filled, but do they let those that were at least extended an interview know? any experience?

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby futurehorse » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:14 pm

Very much like job interviews, in my experience: dings by mail, acceptances by phone (with letters following up confirming your acceptance).

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby ak362 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:29 pm

A few years ago, I interviewed with a COA judge who rejected me by phone. Kindest rejection I've ever received.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:01 pm

Does anyone know anything about Pfaelzer (C.D. Cal)?

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know anything about Pfaelzer (C.D. Cal)?


Very old, very well-respected by the patent bar. She takes two clerks, I think - one who does mostly patent, the other securities. I think she prefers (but does not require) work experience.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:33 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know anything about Pfaelzer (C.D. Cal)?


Very old, very well-respected by the patent bar. She takes two clerks, I think - one who does mostly patent, the other securities. I think she prefers (but does not require) work experience.


Thank you! Do you happen to have any insight on whether she's made calls? Per OSCAR, she's still hiring.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:15 am

No clue. I heard she tends to hire on the later side.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:35 am

Anonymous User wrote:No clue. I heard she tends to hire on the later side.

I applied to Judge Pfaelzer for 2015. Recently a clerk emailed to let me know that she hires very late, as in March of the year the clerkship starts, and that I should apply again in a year if I am still interested. She does have one patent and one securities clerk, and by all accounts she's excellent to work for and incredibly knowledgeable.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:08 pm

Can anyone comment on Judge Wallace (9th Cir.)?




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