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Clerkship Bar Question

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:49 pm

Is there any compelling reason to take the bar in the state where I'll be doing a D.Ct clerkship if I plan to practice in DC (and it's not D.DC)?

I have a D.Ct clerkship set up for after graduation near DC (WDVA, EDVA, DMD) but plan to work in DC after I clerk. Since DC's waiver policy is so liberal, I planned on taking a different bar and waiving in, figuring I'd get two admissions out of one test. I was thinking VA/MD where I'm clerking, but is there value in taking the NY bar instead? Would VA/MD be helpful when we get diversity cases and how does that compare to the benefit of being barred in NY when I don't plan to practice there, but surely will be on cases in SDNY/EDNY at my DC biglaw firm?

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Re: Clerkship Bar Question

Postby rpupkin » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is there any compelling reason to take the bar in the state where I'll be doing a D.Ct clerkship if I plan to practice in DC (and it's not D.DC)?

No.

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Re: Clerkship Bar Question

Postby Backpacker » Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is there any compelling reason to take the bar in the state where I'll be doing a D.Ct clerkship if I plan to practice in DC (and it's not D.DC)?

I have a D.Ct clerkship set up for after graduation near DC (WDVA, EDVA, DMD) but plan to work in DC after I clerk. Since DC's waiver policy is so liberal, I planned on taking a different bar and waiving in, figuring I'd get two admissions out of one test. I was thinking VA/MD where I'm clerking, but is there value in taking the NY bar instead? Would VA/MD be helpful when we get diversity cases and how does that compare to the benefit of being barred in NY when I don't plan to practice there, but surely will be on cases in SDNY/EDNY at my DC biglaw firm?


Definitely not, take the bar where it is most marketable from your firm's perspective...some DC firms have MD and VA work (I took MD), but from looking at your post, I'd say take the bar in NY. Especially since NY is now UBE.



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