Anonymous User wrote:I'm the guy looking for a E.D PA position, it is a killer if I missed out at OCI? MY bankruptcy professor recommended that I try and work for a BK judge this summer to put me over the top. For clerking is that better than say a small law firm? I'm working on bankruptcy stuff at an externship currently if that makes a difference.
I'm a bankruptcy clerk and I agree with the two posts above. I was involved in choosing my replacement clerk. Anyone with a BK court externship immediately caught my eye when sifting through resumes. BK experience in a small firm would also be good, but I think a candidate with a BK externship would be stronger. Experience with and an understanding of how chambers works is invaluable. Depending on your relationship with the judge during the externship, you may also mention an interest in doing a BK clerkship. The judge may offer help/have insight on who is hiring, etc. Obviously do not expect for the judge to help, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to *casually* drop into conversation that you are interested in clerking after you graduate.
But the above advice is only good if you want to clerk in BK after you graduate. If you want to go directly into a BK firm, I don't know the answer.