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Hardest (Big) Cities to Get a Federal Clerkship

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:26 pm

Curious how people would rank them. I'm assuming NYC and DC are neck and neck for the top. Then what? Boston? Bay area? Chicago, Philly, and L.A. further down the list?

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Re: Hardest (Big) Cities to Get a Federal Clerkship

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:47 pm

Below SDNY and DDC, I think the bordering districts are seen as pretty close, so EDNY, EDVA, DMD

Then pretty mcuh all the cities people want to live in I think. In no particular order SF, LA, SD, Chicago, Boston, Austin, maybe some other EDTX cities.

Then probably cool vacation-ish cities, Honolulu, Denver, Miami, Seattle.

I'm semi-guessing and there are plenty of judges from fly over distrcts that are way more competitive than even DDC because they are feeder judges or whatever.

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Re: Hardest (Big) Cities to Get a Federal Clerkship

Postby RaceJudicata » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Below SDNY and DDC, I think the bordering districts are seen as pretty close, so EDNY, EDVA, DMD

Then pretty mcuh all the cities people want to live in I think. In no particular order SF, LA, SD, Chicago, Boston, Austin, maybe some other EDTX cities.

Then probably cool vacation-ish cities, Honolulu, Denver, Miami, Seattle.

I'm semi-guessing and there are plenty of judges from fly over distrcts that are way more competitive than even DDC because they are feeder judges or whatever.


DMD over all of California? not a chance.

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Re: Hardest (Big) Cities to Get a Federal Clerkship

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:09 pm

In no world is DMD more competitive than CDCA and NDCA.

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Re: Hardest (Big) Cities to Get a Federal Clerkship

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:47 pm

Also wrong on EDTX--it's not competitive because anyone thinks it's a "cool" location (it has no large cities, just a big swatch of rural and small-city East Texas), but because it sees more high-level patent lit than any other district due to favorable local rules and a rocket docket. But that could soon change as SCOTUS will hear a case next week that could effectively eliminate the incentive for patent plaintiffs to file in EDTX.

If that happens, EDTX will become one of the sleepier flyover districts overnight (still not a bad place to clerk of course!)

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Re: Hardest (Big) Cities to Get a Federal Clerkship

Postby Br3v » Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:In no world is DMD more competitive than CDCA and NDCA.

Also, in no world does it matter

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Re: Hardest (Big) Cities to Get a Federal Clerkship

Postby bruinfan10 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:29 pm

Br3v wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:In no world is DMD more competitive than CDCA and NDCA.

Also, in no world does it matter

:lol:



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