Underperforming with regard to Clerkship

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bretby

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Re: Underperforming with regard to Clerkship

Postby bretby » Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:54 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:I don't think underperforming your clerkship numbers is really a thing, in part because hiring isn't just about numbers. In the end it boils down to a judge who interviews you deciding they'd like to work with you for a year. I don't think there's any level of stats that guarantees a feeder will hire you, and so therefore, not getting a feeder doesn't mean you underperformed. And I don't think there are really prestige distinctions worth making beyond feeder/non-feeder - all COAs are hard to get. (I'm sure there *are* people who parse this kind of thing incredibly fine, but I think it's a waste of energy.)

But to your original question, you're not going to be disadvantaged (except to the extent any non-SCOTUS clerk is, like the OSG stuff), and worrying about whether your COA clerkship is going to disadvantage you sounds a little tone-deaf.


Given the importance of geniality and collegiality in clerkship interviews, if you present in person like you do online, that might have a more significant impact on your future opportunities than the circuit.

eta: this was directed at the OP, not Nony.

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Re: Underperforming with regard to Clerkship

Postby ArtistOfManliness » Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:58 pm

bretby wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:I don't think underperforming your clerkship numbers is really a thing, in part because hiring isn't just about numbers. In the end it boils down to a judge who interviews you deciding they'd like to work with you for a year. I don't think there's any level of stats that guarantees a feeder will hire you, and so therefore, not getting a feeder doesn't mean you underperformed. And I don't think there are really prestige distinctions worth making beyond feeder/non-feeder - all COAs are hard to get. (I'm sure there *are* people who parse this kind of thing incredibly fine, but I think it's a waste of energy.)

But to your original question, you're not going to be disadvantaged (except to the extent any non-SCOTUS clerk is, like the OSG stuff), and worrying about whether your COA clerkship is going to disadvantage you sounds a little tone-deaf.


Given the importance of geniality and collegiality in clerkship interviews, if you present in person like you do online, that might have a more significant impact on your future opportunities than the circuit.

eta: this was directed at the OP, not Nony.


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