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U Chicago Clerkship Chances

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 28, 2015 4:27 pm

There's a thread like this for Stanford, and I'm curious what TLS has to say for Chicago, particularly because of our unique grading scale. What grades are needed to clerk for CoA? Are journals absolutely required for most clerkships still?

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Re: U Chicago Clerkship Chances

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 28, 2015 5:00 pm

I would be interested in this as well.

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Re: U Chicago Clerkship Chances

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 28, 2015 5:16 pm

Journals are definitely helpful, but not necessary at all. It will probably exclude you from the most competitive judges, though.

The funky grading system is somewhat ameliorated by letters of recommendation; many professors calculate your GPA and say your approximate class rank in their letter if they think it would be useful for you.

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Re: U Chicago Clerkship Chances

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 28, 2015 5:36 pm

I had just over a 179 and a secondary journal. I got a handful of district court interviews (one led to offer), but no CoA interviews.

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Re: U Chicago Clerkship Chances

Postby Emma. » Fri May 29, 2015 12:13 pm

Top 10% is going to give you a good shot at a CoA gig. For judges like D. Wood and Posner you'll probably need to be K&E.

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Re: U Chicago Clerkship Chances

Postby WheninLaw » Fri May 29, 2015 1:21 pm

It depends a lot on where you are from. If you don't have great ties and want a sexy appellate gig, top 10% is credited.

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Re: U Chicago Clerkship Chances

Postby dqn4 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:53 am

Given that feeder judges are now moving early summer, before Chicago grades come out, are Chicago students at a disadvantage for those clerkships?

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Re: U Chicago Clerkship Chances

Postby runinthefront » Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:48 am

Wouldn't your school's clerkship office be able to provide much better data? I mean, It's Chicago: it has to be someone's job.

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Re: U Chicago Clerkship Chances

Postby bruinfan10 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:47 am

runinthefront wrote:Wouldn't your school's clerkship office be able to provide much better data? I mean, It's Chicago: it has to be someone's job.

are you new or something? :lol:




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