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Path for clerks?

Post by Anonymous User » Sat Nov 19, 2022 10:48 pm

2L summer at DOJ/similar govt -> federal clerk -> big law/litigation boutique

How feasible is this without 2L SA? Is it pretty feasible or a major uphill battle? Would most go into government instead?

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Re: Path for clerks?

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Nov 21, 2022 12:42 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Sat Nov 19, 2022 10:48 pm
2L summer at DOJ/similar govt -> federal clerk -> big law/litigation boutique

How feasible is this without 2L SA? Is it pretty feasible or a major uphill battle? Would most go into government instead?
were you competitive for the 2L SA to start with? is clerkship dct or coa

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Re: Path for clerks?

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Nov 21, 2022 6:48 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Mon Nov 21, 2022 12:42 am
Anonymous User wrote:
Sat Nov 19, 2022 10:48 pm
2L summer at DOJ/similar govt -> federal clerk -> big law/litigation boutique

How feasible is this without 2L SA? Is it pretty feasible or a major uphill battle? Would most go into government instead?
were you competitive for the 2L SA to start with? is clerkship dct or coa
yes, T14

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Re: Path for clerks?

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:01 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Sat Nov 19, 2022 10:48 pm
2L summer at DOJ/similar govt -> federal clerk -> big law/litigation boutique

How feasible is this without 2L SA? Is it pretty feasible or a major uphill battle? Would most go into government instead?
Very feasible if you have the typical clerkship credentials.

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Re: Path for clerks?

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Nov 21, 2022 10:24 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Sat Nov 19, 2022 10:48 pm
2L summer at DOJ/similar govt -> federal clerk -> big law/litigation boutique

How feasible is this without 2L SA? Is it pretty feasible or a major uphill battle? Would most go into government instead?
I'd think it depends on why you didn't do a 2L SA -- is it because you didn't want to or you tried and didn't get one? If the former, very feasible. If the latter, probably also doable, especially with a well-regarded clerkship, but you should think about what happened in interviews etc. that led to no SA so you don't repeat the same mistakes.

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Re: Path for clerks?

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Nov 22, 2022 7:38 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Mon Nov 21, 2022 12:42 am
Anonymous User wrote:
Sat Nov 19, 2022 10:48 pm
2L summer at DOJ/similar govt -> federal clerk -> big law/litigation boutique

How feasible is this without 2L SA? Is it pretty feasible or a major uphill battle? Would most go into government instead?
were you competitive for the 2L SA to start with? is clerkship dct or coa
Is there a big difference in recruiting for dct vs coa?

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