Clerkship Chances

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Lawperson1
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Clerkship Chances

Postby Lawperson1 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:21 pm

Can someone give me some advice on my chances?

I'm Top 15% at UVA
Secondary Journal
Currently a 3L will be working at a firm in DC
Looking for clerkships after 1 year of working.

Do I have any shot a circuit or district clerkship? Does anyone have any advice?

Thanks for your help.
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Re: Clerkship Chances

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:29 pm

Sure people at UVA definitely get clerkships with those stats. You probably aren't super-likely to get bites from really competitive districts and circuits, but it isn't going to hurt anything to try. Apply places where you have connections -- that will likely be you best path to success. As a fellow UVA grad I find it hard to believe you can calculate your rank to that specific of a figure, especially 3L year. But it would probably be nice to bump up to top 10% so you can get Coif.

Also, I assume you are looking to start in fall 2015? If so, I would start looking to apply now. Hopefully you have your ducks in a row regarding recommenders. Also, have them make some calls. It goes a long way. Good luck!

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Re: Clerkship Chances

Postby Lawperson1 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Sure people at UVA definitely get clerkships with those stats. You probably aren't super-likely to get bites from really competitive districts and circuits, but it isn't going to hurt anything to try. Apply places where you have connections -- that will likely be you best path to success. As a fellow UVA grad I find it hard to believe you can calculate your rank to that specific of a figure, especially 3L year. But it would probably be nice to bump up to top 10% so you can get Coif.

Also, I assume you are looking to start in fall 2015? If so, I would start looking to apply now. Hopefully you have your ducks in a row regarding recommenders. Also, have them make some calls. It goes a long way. Good luck!



Thanks for the help, I used this rank estimator calculator - http://mylsn.info/rank-estimator/ , don't know how accurate it is, but based on the general datapoints, I've heard, I think it's roughly right.




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