2017-2018 Clerkship Application Thread

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Re: 2017-2018 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:25 am

Anonymous User wrote:8 COA interview offers ... 0 present clerkship offers.

I don't think I can do this anymore. As far as I can tell there isn't anything overtly wrong with my interview skills either (practice interviews with commentary provided, high success rate interviewing for other things in the past, strong oratory experiences, etc). Good luck to everyone else.


(Same anon) Sooo I just got my COA offer....guess miracles do happen

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Re: 2017-2018 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby lawman84 » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:43 pm

Congrats, Anon!

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Re: 2017-2018 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Goldie » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:40 pm

defdef wrote:I have 3 professor letters of recommendation and a judge letter of recommendation. For those judgess who don't otherwise indicate a limit on letters of recommendation, is it beneficial to send all 4 or should I drop one of the professor letters that is based almost solely on grade (the other two professors I've worked closely with in some capacity)?

So I submitted 4 letters to a bunch of my professors, but I had no way of differentiating between them (which letters would be the strongest.) My judge even got a fifth. I don't think that hurt. But, if you think one is going to be of a noticeably lesser quality than the others, it probably wouldn't hurt to drop it.

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Re: 2017-2018 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Goldie » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:8 COA interview offers ... 0 present clerkship offers.

I don't think I can do this anymore. As far as I can tell there isn't anything overtly wrong with my interview skills either (practice interviews with commentary provided, high success rate interviewing for other things in the past, strong oratory experiences, etc). Good luck to everyone else.


(Same anon) Sooo I just got my COA offer....guess miracles do happen

Go you! That's so awesome.

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Re: 2017-2018 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:14 pm

T14 2L who just landed on 2/9/DC after almost a year of complete radio silence. No district experience. Keep hoping against hope!

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Re: 2017-2018 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:29 pm

Landed 9th/2nd after 3 months of silence.

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Re: 2017-2018 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby deuceindc » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:00 pm

Not sure if I should be heartened or horrified. In any case - congrats, y'all!

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Re: 2017-2018 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:07 pm

Hoping someone can offer a little advice. I have been intending to apply to clerkships for a while but because of being busy/other issues, I just haven't been able to apply to many yet (as in less than 20).

I'm a 2L at a school in the 30's/40's in the South, top 5-10%, law review board position, some pre-law school WE, internship with a federal magistrate last summer, and biglaw SA in Delaware lined up this summer. Unfortunately, my school doesn't have great federal clerkship placement even for its peers.

Is it worth applying to 2017 district courts at this point? Are they all taken up/would I even be competitive? Or should I consider magistrate judge clerkships?

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Re: 2017-2018 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby EzraFitz » Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:53 am

Anonymous User wrote:T14 2L who just landed on 2/9/DC after almost a year of complete radio silence. No district experience. Keep hoping against hope!

How often did you send out apps? All throughout the year, or was that a year of waiting from the last app sent and you still got tapped?

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Re: 2017-2018 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby naenae2745 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:14 pm

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Re: 2017-2018 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Jchance » Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:27 pm

^

lmao.

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Re: 2017-2018 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:28 pm

On a more serious note, is there still time to gun for a 2017- Circuit clerkship with a 2016-17 district court clerkship?

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Re: 2017-2018 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby BlackAndOrange84 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:On a more serious note, is there still time to gun for a 2017- Circuit clerkship with a 2016-17 district court clerkship?


My impression is yes. I know a 3L student with a 2016 district who has gotten 4 circuit interviews just in the last week and a half for 2017. But you'd definitely want to move quickly.

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Re: 2017-2018 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:56 pm

Any news on Judge Thomas (9th circuit)?

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Re: 2017-2018 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:46 pm

Thacker (4th Cir.) is full (2017-18).

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Re: 2017-2018 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:17 am

I know this is very very late in the game, but are there any feeders who are still hiring for 2017?

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Re: 2017-2018 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby nothingtosee » Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:49 am

Anonymous User wrote:I know this is very very late in the game, but are there any feeders who are still hiring for 2017?


no

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Re: 2017-2018 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby jbagelboy » Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:39 pm

nothingtosee wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I know this is very very late in the game, but are there any feeders who are still hiring for 2017?


no


Lol

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Re: 2017-2018 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Emma. » Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:56 pm

nothingtosee wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I know this is very very late in the game, but are there any feeders who are still hiring for 2017?


no

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Re: 2017-2018 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:08 am

What do you do if your school won't let you read your rec letters? Seems like a significant disadvantage...

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Re: 2017-2018 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:28 am

Anonymous User wrote:What do you do if your school won't let you read your rec letters? Seems like a significant disadvantage...

It's really not. You should be able to tell how good of a relationship you have with the professor to know if their letter is actually nice or just boilerplate. Maybe my school is weird too, but unless our professor sends you your letter to read, you can't see it.

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Re: 2017-2018 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:35 am

I don't know of any school that will let you see your rec letters. That's between you and the letter-writer - some will give you a copy, some (probably more) won't. I don't think it looks good to ask and I don't think there's any expectation that you should be able to see a letter. I'm also not sure how it disadvantages you not to see them. If you're really concerned that one of your letters is hurting you, don't use it/get another one. You might be able to ask your clerkship coordinator person to look at a letter and tell you whether you should ditch it (but I would only do this if you have some evidence that a letter might be hurting you, not out of general paranoia - if a prof agrees to write for you they're going to write a positive letter and if they can't they will just decline.)

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Re: 2017-2018 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:42 pm

Any word on Janet Hall of the District of Connecticut?

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Re: 2017-2018 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:58 pm

I think it might be time to stick a fork in this thread or start a new one. I have an 18-19 clerkship lined up and an interview coming up for 19-20...

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Re: 2017-2018 Clerkship Application Thread

Postby EzraFitz » Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:05 pm

Just because feeders and a lot of COA are done does not mean this is foreclosed. There are TONS of Districts that are finally wrapping up 2016 and will start 2017 soon enough (many this summer looking to 2Ls who have 2 years of grades).




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