After externing, same Judge or a different Judge?

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waterville
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After externing, same Judge or a different Judge?

Postby waterville » Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:48 pm

After externing for a Judge last year, now I am considering whether I should apply to his chambers for a clerkship position or apply to a different chambers. What are the pros and cons?

Thanks

exitoptions
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Re: After externing, same Judge or a different Judge?

Postby exitoptions » Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:52 pm

waterville wrote:After externing for a Judge last year, now I am considering whether I should apply to his chambers for a clerkship position or apply to a different chambers. What are the pros and cons?

Thanks


Why not apply to all the chambers?

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Re: After externing, same Judge or a different Judge?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:10 pm

WTF kind of question is this? Why wouldn't you?

At the court I used to clerk at, many judges hired almost exclusively prior interns that they liked. You can tell if an intern is going to suck on the first assignment you give him or her, and you can certainly tell if an intern would make a good clerk.

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Re: After externing, same Judge or a different Judge?

Postby rpupkin » Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:14 pm

Some judges have a policy against hiring externs as clerks. If your judge has such a policy, then you obviously should not apply. Otherwise, why not?




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