"Best" non-D.DC/SDNY district courts

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Re: "Best" non-D.DC/SDNY district courts

Postby jbagelboy » Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:47 pm

abl wrote:
rpupkin wrote:
abl wrote:Yea, I thought it was really dumb. It's an obviously ridiculous premise.

Apparently not obviously ridiculous enough. Sorry you spent time googling; I wasn't trying to fool anyone.


It took 5 seconds. My bad for missing the joke.


in fairness it totally wouldn't surprise me if the blue book publishing law review teams or some other suspiciously homogeneous group got together and made some prestige ranking of clerkships

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Re: "Best" non-D.DC/SDNY district courts

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote: Which brings me to my second point. If you just want to leverage a clerkship for professional reasons, what matters the most is the judge you clerk for.


So, for somebody who wants to be in DC long-term, who are the particularly well-respected or connected judges in EDVA or DMD to look at?

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Re: "Best" non-D.DC/SDNY district courts

Postby rpupkin » Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote: Which brings me to my second point. If you just want to leverage a clerkship for professional reasons, what matters the most is the judge you clerk for.


So, for somebody who wants to be in DC long-term, who are the particularly well-respected or connected judges in EDVA or DMD to look at?

Where do you want to work in DC? Ask the lawyers who work at that firm/agency/whatever.

It really depends on what you want to do in DC. If you want to do patent lit, there are a couple of judge in EDVA who might be better than others. If your goal is civil DOJ, you'll probably want to focus on different judges.

This game doesn't work like you're assuming. The generic "prestige" answers you're seeking don't exist.

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Re: "Best" non-D.DC/SDNY district courts

Postby JusticeJackson » Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:31 pm

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Re: "Best" non-D.DC/SDNY district courts

Postby MyNameIsFlynn! » Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:01 pm

JusticeJackson wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote: Which brings me to my second point. If you just want to leverage a clerkship for professional reasons, what matters the most is the judge you clerk for.


So, for somebody who wants to be in DC long-term, who are the particularly well-respected or connected judges in EDVA or DMD to look at?


DC is such a buyers' market that I think you take what you can get.

I wish I could help, but I was summarily rejected by all EDVA and DDC judges.


We don't know anything about OP's profile as an applicant, but I just find it nuts that someone could think they'll have their pick of the litter among EDVA, NDIL, or any of the other highly competitive districts discussed above. That grossly underestimates how popular these districts are. Getting two interviews out of applying to every judge in any of the districts mentioned above would be a success story in my book.

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Re: "Best" non-D.DC/SDNY district courts

Postby Emma. » Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:39 pm

JusticeJackson wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote: Which brings me to my second point. If you just want to leverage a clerkship for professional reasons, what matters the most is the judge you clerk for.


So, for somebody who wants to be in DC long-term, who are the particularly well-respected or connected judges in EDVA or DMD to look at?


DC is such a buyers' market that I think you take what you can get.

I wish I could help, but I was summarily rejected by all EDVA and DDC judges.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictiona ... s%20market

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Re: "Best" non-D.DC/SDNY district courts

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:00 am

Nothing mentioned about edpa or DNJ. I'd imagine those would be better than d mass and maybe Maryland. Especially edpa send people to 2nd cir and dc cir and sometimes later SCOTUS. No?




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