District Ct. Clerkship Chances

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District Ct. Clerkship Chances

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:27 pm

What are my chances at a District Ct. Clerkship?

School: CCN
Grades: Slightly Above Median
Ties: Strong ties in Northeast
Don't care about prestige

If your answer depends on which school I attend, please let me know chances from each school. Thanks!

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Re: District Ct. Clerkship Chances

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:35 pm

TLS isn't very knowledgeable about anything other than feeder-esque judges so don't expect any long answers

without any further information about you, the best answer anyone can give you is YMMV

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Re: District Ct. Clerkship Chances

Postby rpupkin » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What are my chances at a District Ct. Clerkship?

School: CCN
Grades: Slightly Above Median
Ties: Strong ties in Northeast
Don't care about prestige

If your answer depends on which school I attend, please let me know chances from each school. Thanks!

Your chances are slim, but it doesn't hurt to apply broadly. If you have a recommender who is willing to go to bat for you with a specific judge, definitely take advantage of that. You'll likely need that kind of help with medianish grades from CCN.

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Re: District Ct. Clerkship Chances

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:38 pm

Do you want to clerk in the NE? If so, chances are slim to none. Better chances the more flexible you are geographically.

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Re: District Ct. Clerkship Chances

Postby jbagelboy » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:48 am

A lot of it is luck. What year are you? If you're an incoming 2L, no chance whatsoever. If you're a 3L or recent grad, a lot of districts that hire older students and those with a year of WE will still be interested if you can have a prof make a call. I know someone whose 1L grades were meh but did okay 2L and is probably in the just above median range who got a fed clerkship in the mid-south (TN/AK/WV/KT/ect) for 2017.

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Re: District Ct. Clerkship Chances

Postby grand inquisitor » Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:09 am

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