Desert Fox wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:How much of a difference does moot court make?
You'll get in everywhere you apply!!!!!1
Now that SCOTUS clerk is almost certainly gone, I just want to point out that DF's trolling literally
knows no bounds. I mean, unless you're a SCOTUS aspirant now dooder?
In fairness though, the clerk did break down the key components of a SCOTUS clerkship application by relative weight (school/class rank/institutional support/etc etc) multiple times in this thread, so the original question was pretty awful, but I can say as someone with some experience in the feeder clerkship game that some kind of marquee/recognizable moot court win is a fun little soft for your app--maybe like having some solid publications to your name--but is it along the lines of getting a personal phone rec from Martha Minow?
Let's just say that if you see your moot court win as an appreciable asset at this stage, you're probably not in the game (unless, for example, you had a big name AIII judge on the final panel and they were so impressed by your performance that they offer to make personal calls on your behalf, but I don't think that's what you're talking about).