Anonymous User wrote:I'm talking about the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, not the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. And by "SSC" I meant that to the extent that DC is treated as a state with its own laws for which its "state" supreme court (or here, its court of appeals since it does not have an intermediate appellate court) is the court of last resort on questions of DC law.
I misunderstood you; I apologize. I don't know much about the DC Court of Appeals.
When folks talk about the benefits of clerking for a State Supreme Court in relation to practicing law in that State, they're generally not thinking about the DC Court of Appeals, which is a different animal. If you're thinking about the District of Columbia as your "state," you probably should throw much of the advice in this thread (including my advice) out the window.