2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:42 pm

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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.


Is Chhabria already done?

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:14 pm

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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.


Is Chhabria already done?


I hear he's hired at least 2 clerks for 2014, don't know about 2015.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:17 pm

For any tippy-top of the class folks who for whatever reason haven't landed something: I hear Fletcher is still hiring.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:42 am

Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone comment on Judge Wallace (9th Cir.)?


Did you happen to get contacted by his chambers recently?

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:36 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone comment on Judge Wallace (9th Cir.)?


Did you happen to get contacted by his chambers recently?


At the risk of defeating the purpose of anonymous posting, yes.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:47 am

Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone comment on Judge Wallace (9th Cir.)?


Also interested.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:32 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone comment on Judge Wallace (9th Cir.)?


Also interested.


I've heard he is kind of an S.O.B.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:53 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone comment on Judge Wallace (9th Cir.)?


Did you happen to get contacted by his chambers recently?


At the risk of defeating the purpose of anonymous posting, yes.



Well, maybe more anonymous than expected! I was contacted from his chambers last week. It seemed somewhat personalized (i.e. didn't look like a mass message.) Maybe it was a generic email after all?

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:18 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone comment on Judge Wallace (9th Cir.)?


Also interested.


I've heard he is kind of an S.O.B.


To clerks? Lawyers? Both?

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:49 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone comment on Judge Wallace (9th Cir.)?


Did you happen to get contacted by his chambers recently?


At the risk of defeating the purpose of anonymous posting, yes.



Well, maybe more anonymous than expected! I was contacted from his chambers last week. It seemed somewhat personalized (i.e. didn't look like a mass message.) Maybe it was a generic email after all?


Interview invitation?

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:50 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone comment on Judge Wallace (9th Cir.)?


Did you happen to get contacted by his chambers recently?


At the risk of defeating the purpose of anonymous posting, yes.



Well, maybe more anonymous than expected! I was contacted from his chambers last week. It seemed somewhat personalized (i.e. didn't look like a mass message.) Maybe it was a generic email after all?


Interview invitation?

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:12 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Did you happen to get contacted by his chambers recently?


At the risk of defeating the purpose of anonymous posting, yes.



Well, maybe more anonymous than expected! I was contacted from his chambers last week. It seemed somewhat personalized (i.e. didn't look like a mass message.) Maybe it was a generic email after all?


Interview invitation?



Nope! I was basically asked if I was still available (I had applied last semester) and to update my app.

I've had this happen before and that's usually followed by an interview invitation a day or two later after my response.

This time, however, nada. So maybe it was just a generic email to anyone that applied early?

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:For any tippy-top of the class folks who for whatever reason haven't landed something: I hear Fletcher is still hiring.

Is he still a finalist for the Berkeley law deanship?

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:58 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:For any tippy-top of the class folks who for whatever reason haven't landed something: I hear Fletcher is still hiring.

Is he still a finalist for the Berkeley law deanship?


I'm pretty sure he withdrew from consideration.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:21 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone comment on Judge Wallace (9th Cir.)?


Also interested.


I've heard he is kind of an S.O.B.


To clerks? Lawyers? Both?


Can't really say more. Sorry.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:05 pm

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Bildungsroman wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:For any tippy-top of the class folks who for whatever reason haven't landed something: I hear Fletcher is still hiring.

Is he still a finalist for the Berkeley law deanship?


I'm pretty sure he withdrew from consideration.


Fletcher hired two, then paused while the dean search process unfolded, then withdrew. He's now interviewing for the remaining two.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:39 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:For any tippy-top of the class folks who for whatever reason haven't landed something: I hear Fletcher is still hiring.

Is he still a finalist for the Berkeley law deanship?


I'm pretty sure he withdrew from consideration.


Fletcher hired two, then paused while the dean search process unfolded, then withdrew. He's now interviewing for the remaining two.


He's already interviewing for the remaining spots? How do you have such detailed info?

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Arbiter213 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:05 pm

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He's already interviewing for the remaining spots? How do you have such detailed info?


Possible they're UChicago students- they send an email to the entire student body when people land interviews, and with who (or something like that).

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:37 pm

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He's already interviewing for the remaining spots? How do you have such detailed info?


Possible they're UChicago students- they send an email to the entire student body when people land interviews, and with who (or something like that).


I'd be surprised if UChicago students were getting told something as detailed as the judge "paused" his hiring "while the dean search process unfolded."

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:40 am

Anonymous User wrote:He's already interviewing for the remaining spots? How do you have such detailed info?


For one, the poster could be a Fletcher interviewee or Fletcher clerk.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:08 am

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Anonymous User wrote:He's already interviewing for the remaining spots? How do you have such detailed info?


For one, the poster could be a Fletcher interviewee or Fletcher clerk.


I'd like to think a Fletcher clerk would know better than to post something like this

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:13 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:He's already interviewing for the remaining spots? How do you have such detailed info?


For one, the poster could be a Fletcher interviewee or Fletcher clerk.


I'd like to think a Fletcher clerk would know better than to post something like this

Why? What's inappropriate about saying "Fletcher hired two, then paused while the dean search process unfolded, then withdrew. He's now interviewing for the remaining two"?

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:26 am

A. Nony Mouse wrote:
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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:He's already interviewing for the remaining spots? How do you have such detailed info?


For one, the poster could be a Fletcher interviewee or Fletcher clerk.


I'd like to think a Fletcher clerk would know better than to post something like this

Why? What's inappropriate about saying "Fletcher hired two, then paused while the dean search process unfolded, then withdrew. He's now interviewing for the remaining two"?


I mean, maybe this is just public knowledge. But personally I'd never post something like this about my judge if the only reason I knew this was through working in chambers. I'd think twice about posting (even anonymously) anything about my judge's hiring practices that wasn't available on Oscar.

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:46 am

I didn't think saying your judge has/hasn't hired was that objectionable, but I also worked for judges who were very laid back about things other judges are not laid back about (e.g. using opinions as writing samples), so the standards I observed doubtless don't mesh with all chambers' standards. And it does make sense to err on the side of caution/discretion.

(I actually have a suspicion that D Ct/COA chambers tend to have different cultures about this, but that's wild speculation based on my own anecdotal evidence, so it could be completely wrong. It's probably just the random selection of judges.)

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Re: 2015-2016 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:42 am

A. Nony Mouse wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
For one, the poster could be a Fletcher interviewee or Fletcher clerk.


I'd like to think a Fletcher clerk would know better than to post something like this

Why? What's inappropriate about saying "Fletcher hired two, then paused while the dean search process unfolded, then withdrew. He's now interviewing for the remaining two"?


I mean, maybe this is just public knowledge. But personally I'd never post something like this about my judge if the only reason I knew this was through working in chambers. I'd think twice about posting (even anonymously) anything about my judge's hiring practices that wasn't available on Oscar.


Yeah, this is public knowledge at Berkeley. The Dean search process is pretty open.




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