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ED Va Question

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:14 am

how competitive is this district (i.e. should i not even bother applying; is alexandria more competitive than norfolk/richmond)

info: school in 30-40 near area (think mason, umd), top 20%, LR, published, some awards for highest grades, have SSC clerkship in area (VA, MD) for 2014-15 (therefore looking for ED Va for 2015-16)

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Re: ED Va Question

Postby Citizen Genet » Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:how competitive is this district (i.e. should i not even bother applying; is alexandria more competitive than norfolk/richmond)

info: school in 30-40 near area (think mason, umd), top 20%, LR, published, some awards for highest grades, have SSC clerkship in area (VA, MD) for 2014-15 (therefore looking for ED Va for 2015-16)


Very competitive. Alexandria is worse than Richmond and Norfolk, but they're both incredibly difficult too. What you really want is some connection to a chambers. See if any alums have clerked in any chambers or if your judge knows anyone. With a solid connection, you stand a chance. But just blind, it might be tough.

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Re: ED Va Question

Postby ZyzzBrah » Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:how competitive is this district (i.e. should i not even bother applying; is alexandria more competitive than norfolk/richmond)

info: school in 30-40 near area (think mason, umd), top 20%, LR, published, some awards for highest grades, have SSC clerkship in area (VA, MD) for 2014-15 (therefore looking for ED Va for 2015-16)



thanks

In terms of going to a firm after (in dc, md, or va), would an EDVa clerkship with a magistrate judge be any better than a D.Md. clerkship?

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Re: ED Va Question

Postby Citizen Genet » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:59 pm

ZyzzBrah wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:how competitive is this district (i.e. should i not even bother applying; is alexandria more competitive than norfolk/richmond)

info: school in 30-40 near area (think mason, umd), top 20%, LR, published, some awards for highest grades, have SSC clerkship in area (VA, MD) for 2014-15 (therefore looking for ED Va for 2015-16)



thanks

In terms of going to a firm after (in dc, md, or va), would an EDVa clerkship with a magistrate judge be any better than a D.Md. clerkship?


If by D MD, You mean at the district court (instead of mj) then D MD would definitely be better for BigLaw. If you mean MJ between both districts, then it won't particularly matter; go wherever you want to practice.




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