2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:51 pm

Is there any sort of updated list regarding clerkship bonuses currently being paid by the major firms?

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby BlackAndOrange84 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is there any sort of updated list regarding clerkship bonuses currently being paid by the major firms?


Not that I know of. I think 50k for one and 70k for two is pretty standard outside of a few outliers (QE and boutiques like Susman).

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby bjorjohn » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:56 pm

Letter came into chambers today from Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell seeking applicants. Feels like the real start of the job hunting season with the turn of the new year.

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby foreversport » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:42 pm

Checking in on this, I know Eimer Stahl sent a letter to chambers also.

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby JakeTappers » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:59 pm

foreversport wrote:Checking in on this, I know Eimer Stahl sent a letter to chambers also.



Did they give a timeline, by chance?

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:41 pm

Letter from WTO in D. Ct. chambers today as well.

Question. Is it too early to apply for a Nov. 2018 start date?

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby foreversport » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:17 am

JakeTappers wrote:
foreversport wrote:Checking in on this, I know Eimer Stahl sent a letter to chambers also.



Did they give a timeline, by chance?


No that I saw, but this was a while ago. Probably best to just shoot in your application whenever.

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby foreversport » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:18 am

Anyone know anything about Zuckerman Spaeder (DC) or Reid Collins Tsai (Austin)?

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby JakeTappers » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:58 am

foreversport wrote:
JakeTappers wrote:
foreversport wrote:Checking in on this, I know Eimer Stahl sent a letter to chambers also.



Did they give a timeline, by chance?


No that I saw, but this was a while ago. Probably best to just shoot in your application whenever.


Yea, I did in October and they said it was "a couple months early" so I was just curious if it said when they would be reviewing. Appreciated!

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:10 pm

Question. Is it too early to apply for a Nov. 2018 start date?


Answer. No.

First, early is always better than late; at worst, the employer will hold onto your resume for a month or two, and be impressed by your initiative and eagerness. Second, there's not much difference between a Nov. 2018 start and an Aug. 2018 start -- it'll be the same pool of slots. Finally, firms are already beginning to hire for fall 2018, as suggested by this thread. New York law firm recruiting season goes into overdrive in January/February, with many law firm receptions, etc. (Obviously, other markets may start at different times; but see #1.) No reason not to start now.

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:23 pm

WTO letter here as well. Glaring grammatical error on the first page.

foreversport wrote:Anyone know anything about Zuckerman Spaeder (DC) or Reid Collins Tsai (Austin)?


Zuckerman, yeah. They don't have a summer program and mostly hire clerks for entry-level positions. Seemed like a typical DC boutique - lots of former BigLaw and Feds.

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby foreversport » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:WTO letter here as well. Glaring grammatical error on the first page.

foreversport wrote:Anyone know anything about Zuckerman Spaeder (DC) or Reid Collins Tsai (Austin)?


Zuckerman, yeah. They don't have a summer program and mostly hire clerks for entry-level positions. Seemed like a typical DC boutique - lots of former BigLaw and Feds.


Do you know anything about how much they pay / reputation and all that? Trying to figure out if its a good spot to apply post clerkship.

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:41 pm

foreversport wrote:Anyone know anything about Zuckerman Spaeder (DC) or Reid Collins Tsai (Austin)?


I know Reid Collins does a decent amount of plaintiff-side lit (probably normal for a firm of their size). Although competent, they don’t really stand out like Kellogg, Molo, etc. Even looking at the bios, you kinda get the sense they’re unremarkable.

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:45 am

Generic GDC LA ding via email. Good for them for getting back to me though, most firms have been radio silent since December.

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:46 pm

foreversport wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:WTO letter here as well. Glaring grammatical error on the first page.

foreversport wrote:Anyone know anything about Zuckerman Spaeder (DC) or Reid Collins Tsai (Austin)?


Zuckerman, yeah. They don't have a summer program and mostly hire clerks for entry-level positions. Seemed like a typical DC boutique - lots of former BigLaw and Feds.


Do you know anything about how much they pay / reputation and all that? Trying to figure out if its a good spot to apply post clerkship.


Same anon. Don't know about pay. Reputation is strong for white collar defense and good for lit. They have ties to some agencies (HHS/FDA and CFTC, I think). Their pitch was pretty typical for a boutique: lean staffing, early experience, partner mentorship, etc.

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:57 pm

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:09 pm

People frequently arrange to go back to their summer firm after clerking. Sometimes they officially accept an offer to return, but a lot of judges don't want their clerks to have accepted an offer before clerking (for conflict reasons), so the firm will hold the offer open until you've finished clerking.

edit: also, if you're an 0L, you're not allowed to ask questions in this forum (sorry).

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:01 pm

This is actually fucking hard.

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:22 pm

Mid level (non-prestigious, non-flyover) district and non2/7/9 coa clerk here. So far put in about 100 apps (mostly east coast/Midwest) and gotten 3 callbacks, almost 50 rejections. Pretty fun stuff.

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Mid level (non-prestigious, non-flyover) district and non2/7/9 coa clerk here. So far put in about 100 apps (mostly east coast/Midwest) and gotten 3 callbacks, almost 50 rejections. Pretty fun stuff.

grades/class year/school?

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Mid level (non-prestigious, non-flyover) district and non2/7/9 coa clerk here. So far put in about 100 apps (mostly east coast/Midwest) and gotten 3 callbacks, almost 50 rejections. Pretty fun stuff.

grades/class year/school?

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Mid level (non-prestigious, non-flyover) district and non2/7/9 coa clerk here. So far put in about 100 apps (mostly east coast/Midwest) and gotten 3 callbacks, almost 50 rejections. Pretty fun stuff.

grades/class year/school?


Not sure who to answer. ~Top25%/2013/MVP. Not elite by any means but had good experience at a v25. Want AUSA anyways and getting some bites but not cleaning up there either.

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:24 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Mid level (non-prestigious, non-flyover) district and non2/7/9 coa clerk here. So far put in about 100 apps (mostly east coast/Midwest) and gotten 3 callbacks, almost 50 rejections. Pretty fun stuff.

grades/class year/school?


Not sure who to answer. ~Top25%/2013/MVP. Not elite by any means but had good experience at a v25. Want AUSA anyways and getting some bites but not cleaning up there either.

Obviously good credentials, but I think your "problem" might be that you'd be coming in as a ~6th year, which is pretty senior. Did you work in big law prior to the clerkships?

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:25 am

^ just saw you were at v25, I didn't catch that on first read



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