Bankruptcy Clerkship in DE/SDNY

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Bankruptcy Clerkship in DE/SDNY

Postby Frutsie » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:25 pm

Hi all,

I have an interview with a bankruptcy Judge in DE/SDNY. My goal is to eventually work in corporate restructuring. I have some good bankruptcy experience as it stands now. However, I went to a mediocre school and had mediocre grades (top 1/2). Would a clerkship in DE/SDNY enable me to make the jump to NY restructuring V100? Does anyone have any information on how good a bankruptcy clerkship from DE/SDNY really is. Is it equivalent to a flyover district clerkship?

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Re: Bankruptcy Clerkship in DE/SDNY

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:15 am

Former SDNY/DE BK clerk here. Yes, a SDNY/DE BK clerkship would let you land a job at a top restructuring group. I know of several SDNY/DE BK clerks (myself included) that landed at firms that they had no chance of landing at before the clerkship. Hard to compare it to flyover district court clerkship.

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Re: Bankruptcy Clerkship in DE/SDNY

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Former SDNY/DE BK clerk here. Yes, a SDNY/DE BK clerkship would let you land a job at a top restructuring group. I know of several SDNY/DE BK clerks (myself included) that landed at firms that they had no chance of landing at before the clerkship. Hard to compare it to flyover district court clerkship.


I don't want to hijack this thread, but I have a SDNY/DE bankruptcy clerkship lined up for next year and this is exactly what I want to do. If you don't mind sharing, when did you start applying? In your experience, does a SDNY/DE clerkship hold any/much weight outside of NY/DE?

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Re: Bankruptcy Clerkship in DE/SDNY

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:36 pm

Frutsie wrote:Hi all,

I have an interview with a bankruptcy Judge in DE/SDNY. My goal is to eventually work in corporate restructuring. I have some good bankruptcy experience as it stands now. However, I went to a mediocre school and had mediocre grades (top 1/2). Would a clerkship in DE/SDNY enable me to make the jump to NY restructuring V100? Does anyone have any information on how good a bankruptcy clerkship from DE/SDNY really is. Is it equivalent to a flyover district clerkship?


OP, I pm'd you. Current DE/SDNY clerk.

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Re: Bankruptcy Clerkship in DE/SDNY

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Former SDNY/DE BK clerk here. Yes, a SDNY/DE BK clerkship would let you land a job at a top restructuring group. I know of several SDNY/DE BK clerks (myself included) that landed at firms that they had no chance of landing at before the clerkship. Hard to compare it to flyover district court clerkship.


I don't want to hijack this thread, but I have a SDNY/DE bankruptcy clerkship lined up for next year and this is exactly what I want to do. If you don't mind sharing, when did you start applying? In your experience, does a SDNY/DE clerkship hold any/much weight outside of NY/DE?


I'm a current sdny/de clerk. I'd be happy to pm you if you post without Anon

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Re: Bankruptcy Clerkship in DE/SDNY

Postby pandora12 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Former SDNY/DE BK clerk here. Yes, a SDNY/DE BK clerkship would let you land a job at a top restructuring group. I know of several SDNY/DE BK clerks (myself included) that landed at firms that they had no chance of landing at before the clerkship. Hard to compare it to flyover district court clerkship.


I don't want to hijack this thread, but I have a SDNY/DE bankruptcy clerkship lined up for next year and this is exactly what I want to do. If you don't mind sharing, when did you start applying? In your experience, does a SDNY/DE clerkship hold any/much weight outside of NY/DE?


I'm a current sdny/de clerk. I'd be happy to pm you if you post without Anon


Can you PM me as well? I'm in the same boat.

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Re: Bankruptcy Clerkship in DE/SDNY

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Former SDNY/DE BK clerk here. Yes, a SDNY/DE BK clerkship would let you land a job at a top restructuring group. I know of several SDNY/DE BK clerks (myself included) that landed at firms that they had no chance of landing at before the clerkship. Hard to compare it to flyover district court clerkship.


I don't want to hijack this thread, but I have a SDNY/DE bankruptcy clerkship lined up for next year and this is exactly what I want to do. If you don't mind sharing, when did you start applying? In your experience, does a SDNY/DE clerkship hold any/much weight outside of NY/DE?


Current SDNY/DE bankruptcy clerk here. Yes - clerking in one of those jurisdictions gives you an excellent shot at bankruptcy biglaw. Also, everyone in this field knows SDNY/DE are far and away the top bankruptcy jurisdictions. You can definitely take your clerkship experience back to a smaller market.

I think clerks start applying whenever, but my impression is that hiring starts at the beginning of the year and continues up to the end of your clerkship. In other words, I don't think there is much of a timeline - you apply until you get something.

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Re: Bankruptcy Clerkship in DE/SDNY

Postby Frutsie » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:06 pm

Can any former DE/SDNY bankruptcy clerks PM me on job prospects post clerkship and when/how they started looking?

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Re: Bankruptcy Clerkship in DE/SDNY

Postby MichelleMichelle » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:16 pm

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