KissMyAxe wrote:Texas2Step wrote:A. Nony Mouse wrote:OP, have you started law school yet?
Yes, and no. I am about to go to YLS. But took ~20 law school classes in undergrad...
So the answer is no. Those don't count for anything. Counting your chickens pretty early, aren't you? You're an introverted misanthrope who wants an appellate boutique and two COA judges, and you're a 0L. Seems legit. Why don't you get here, see how you do next year (quick warning, there are no grades first semester, but for judges, there really are). If you want a top clerkship you need to be acing your courses. This is like a kid in high school coming on here asking what he needs to do to get into YLS. It sounds like you know nothing about appellate practice. You fit an all too common mold at YLS. You're a high achieving kid whose always chasing the next gold star. Youll be happier if you stop chasing prestige for prestige's sake. Ask this question next year. Or at least ask me in a PM so we don't clutter the site.
Actually, no its not like that at all. I have a Stanford BA and YLS and Oxford acceptance letters and will be joining you in less than 2 months. Also, Professor recs go a long way for clerking but how can 1st semester grades mean anything when its Pass/Fail and everyone passes? Also, I got to argue 3 moots at SLS during undergrad, take 20 law school classes and exams, and all my close mentors there were former appellate attorneys. Again, I just want advice there is no need to be a disparaging a#$%^&* who makes statements without knowing what they are speaking about.