2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:03 am

Anonymous User wrote:Was the ding from W&C post-interview or pre-interview?


Pre-interview. I applied online a couple weeks ago.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:06 am

Have any clerks in BK courts been contacted by firms?

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:26 am

Anonymous User wrote:Have any clerks in BK courts been contacted by firms?

I have heard from a couple recruiters.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:19 am

Still silence. Thought it would be easy to find a job after clerking, but apparently the litigation market is still saturated. Have sent out dozens of applications and only a couple phone screeners so far. Are other people having better luck?

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:20 am

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:31 am

Anonymous User wrote:Still silence. Thought it would be easy to find a job after clerking, but apparently the litigation market is still saturated. Have sent out dozens of applications and only a couple phone screeners so far. Are other people having better luck?

would you be willing to state your stats and target market?

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:01 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Still silence. Thought it would be easy to find a job after clerking, but apparently the litigation market is still saturated. Have sent out dozens of applications and only a couple phone screeners so far. Are other people having better luck?

would you be willing to state your stats and target market?


Top 2% of class at T25. At a district court that is not particularly noteworthy. One year of biglaw. Have applied nationwide.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Still silence. Thought it would be easy to find a job after clerking, but apparently the litigation market is still saturated. Have sent out dozens of applications and only a couple phone screeners so far. Are other people having better luck?

It all seems very random. District court too. I've had four litigation interviews in a major market, but have not heard from the vast majority of the firms I applied to, also dozens. I'm hoping things are just moving slower this year.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:50 pm

I know most people are looking at firms in this thread, but does anyone have any advice on federal clerk to public defense positions? timeline, etc

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:57 am

Can anyone give some insight into what kinds of questions will be asked at biglaw post-clerkship interviews - other than "Why did you clerk" and "Why are you not going back to X firm?"

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:58 am

Anonymous User wrote:From what I can gather, most of the top-flight lit boutiques are moving at this point.

Such as?

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:02 pm

Does anyone have a sense of what the timeline between callback and offer/rejection is?

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:32 pm

As a future clerk, I'm a bit concerned at the amount of difficulty people seem to be having at post-clerkship hiring. Has anyone from SDNY struggled in the market? FWIW - I'm straight through (no gap between LS and clerkship) and looking for elite lit boutique in NY/DC. If not, elite lit big law.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:37 pm

YHS D.Ct. Clerk. Simpson Thacher rejection just now.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:YHS D.Ct. Clerk. Simpson Thacher rejection just now.


I'm sorry to hear that. Could you share your stats? Which court and relative ranking in YHS?

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:39 pm

T-14 D. Ct. clerk. Rejection from Buckley Sandler DC.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:As a future clerk, I'm a bit concerned at the amount of difficulty people seem to be having at post-clerkship hiring. Has anyone from SDNY struggled in the market? FWIW - I'm straight through (no gap between LS and clerkship) and looking for elite lit boutique in NY/DC. If not, elite lit big law.


I would check in again in a month. I'm in the middle of interviewing for several DC/NYC firms that I applied for in December, so there's definitely hope. Apply early. I also know that Kellogg Huber type places are not done.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:42 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:YHS D.Ct. Clerk. Simpson Thacher rejection just now.


I'm sorry to hear that. Could you share your stats? Which court and relative ranking in YHS?

It's fine. Others that I prefer more are in play, thankfully. Top third YHS, secondary market court.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:49 pm

Anyone heard anything from SF firms?

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:T-14 D. Ct. clerk. Rejection from Buckley Sandler DC.


Any chance we could get more details? Rank at T-14, rough "status" of D.ct., generic ding?

Gracias

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:35 pm

T20, top 2%, flyover COA, applying broadly in Chicago. One screener, otherwise radio silence. Starting to worry.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:51 am

Anonymous User wrote:T-14 D. Ct. clerk. Rejection from Buckley Sandler DC.


I also got a rejection email from Buckley yesterday.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:58 am

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Anonymous User wrote:T-14 D. Ct. clerk. Rejection from Buckley Sandler DC.


Any chance we could get more details? Rank at T-14, rough "status" of D.ct., generic ding?

Gracias


Median at T-14, flyover D. Ct. in the South, generic ding

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:34 pm

Chill. It's not March/April yet, firms are moving slow this year.

Stop reading tea leaves and apply to more firms if you're concerned.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:43 pm

How are COA clerks doing this cycle? Curious because I'll be applying next year.



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