Applying to fed. clerkships 1 yr of exp required with no exp

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Applying to fed. clerkships 1 yr of exp required with no exp

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:05 pm

Applying to federal clerkships requiring as minimum qualifications 1 year of experience, but I myself have no post-graduate experience.

Has anyone done this? Any success?
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Re: Applying to fed. clerkships 1 yr of exp required with no exp

Postby grand inquisitor » Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:30 pm

if the judge specifically requires one year of post-J.D. experience, you are wasting your time applying if you don't have it imo

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Re: Applying to fed. clerkships 1 yr of exp required with no exp

Postby Minnietron » Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:32 pm

Flame. Next thing OP will tell us is that they are a 0L who hasn't taken the LSAT yet but is PT'ing at 176.
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Re: Applying to fed. clerkships 1 yr of exp required with no exp

Postby mjb447 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:50 pm

grand inquisitor wrote:if the judge specifically requires one year of post-J.D. experience, you are wasting your time applying if you don't have it imo

100%. If a clerkship posting says that something you lack is "preferred," go for it, but you're usually wasting your time if you lack something that is "required."

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Re: Applying to fed. clerkships 1 yr of exp required with no exp

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:35 pm

^ what he said.

Anecdotally, I've had some success with judges who prefer "minimum of 2 years" of work experience with 1.5 years, but I had to compensate with other factors. The reality is that there are many folks in the application pool with at least 1 year of work experience, some coming from clerkships, others from prestigious public interest organizations or big firms. Do you have anything on your resume to compete with that?



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