Clerkship Chances...decent ranking, but a C+

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Re: Clerkship Chances...decent ranking, but a C+

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:55 pm

rpupkin wrote:Not at all. An even mix of Hs and Ps at HYS makes you competitive for district court and COA clerkships.


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Re: Clerkship Chances...decent ranking, but a C+

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:07 pm

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rpupkin wrote:Not at all. An even mix of Hs and Ps at HYS makes you competitive for district court and COA clerkships.


Very helpful! Thanks!


I think that's a little strong for HLS. A truly even mix of Hs and Ps probably leaves you in the running for a less competitive district court clerkship straight out of law school, but it's probably not sufficient for most COA judges. (An exactly even mix does not get you honors, and the vast majority of straight-through COA clerks get at least cum laude at graduation.) You might be able to snag a COA judge, though, if you get a district clerkship first or wait a few years.

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Re: Clerkship Chances...decent ranking, but a C+

Postby rpupkin » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:14 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
rpupkin wrote:Not at all. An even mix of Hs and Ps at HYS makes you competitive for district court and COA clerkships.


Very helpful! Thanks!


I think that's a little strong for HLS. A truly even mix of Hs and Ps probably leaves you in the running for a less competitive district court clerkship straight out of law school, but it's probably not sufficient for most COA judges.

Eh. Folks generally overestimate how hard it is to land a clerkship with a COA judge. I've seen plenty of OP-types get COA clerkships with non-feeder judges.

And by "competitive," I mean "have a decent shot," not "will almost certainly get a clerkship."

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Re: Clerkship Chances...decent ranking, but a C+

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:00 pm

Current COA clerk and HYS grad - rpupkin's take is credited.



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