Prestige issue - S.D.N.Y. Bankruptcy vs. Del. Court of Chancery

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Prestige issue - S.D.N.Y. Bankruptcy vs. Del. Court of Chancery

Post by ninthcircuitattorney » Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:15 pm

Purely on the issue of prestige, what would the average lawyer on the street find more impressive: clerking for SDNY Bankr. or DE Ct. of Chancery?

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Re: Prestige issue - S.D.N.Y. Bankruptcy vs. Del. Court of Chancery

Post by Vursz » Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:49 pm

Gonna regret feeding the quasi-troll, but: DE Court of Chancery.

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Re: Prestige issue - S.D.N.Y. Bankruptcy vs. Del. Court of Chancery

Post by BlackAndOrange84 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:51 pm

ninthcircuitattorney wrote:Purely on the issue of prestige, what would the average lawyer on the street find more impressive: clerking for SDNY Bankr. or DE Ct. of Chancery?
Chancery. They're both niche clerkships, but Chancery has a little more "ooh" factor. Though assuming there's a live decision to be made here the decision should be based on what practice area you're more interested in.

Have to say, if this is a troll, it's not a very good one. I mean, I don't think it's going to create streams of invective between opposing camps or anything particularly entertaining.

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Re: Prestige issue - S.D.N.Y. Bankruptcy vs. Del. Court of Chancery

Post by hdivschool » Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:57 pm

I agree with the above posters that the DE Chancery clerkship is more prestigious. Not sure what you mean by 'lawyer on the street' though. Many, if not most, lawyers will have never heard of the DE Chancery court.

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Re: Prestige issue - S.D.N.Y. Bankruptcy vs. Del. Court of Chancery

Post by DoveBodyWash » Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:32 am

My assumption for both clerkships if right out of school is that they struck out

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Re: Prestige issue - S.D.N.Y. Bankruptcy vs. Del. Court of Chancery

Post by decimalsanddollars » Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:38 pm

They're very different clerkships with different (very good) career outcomes after it, but I agree with the chorus that Chancery is more preftigious.

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Re: Prestige issue - S.D.N.Y. Bankruptcy vs. Del. Court of Chancery

Post by Wild Card » Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:22 pm

DoveBodyWash wrote:My assumption for both clerkships if right out of school is that they struck out
That's implausible, give how extremely selective these opportunities are.

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Re: Prestige issue - S.D.N.Y. Bankruptcy vs. Del. Court of Chancery

Post by ninthcircuitattorney » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:32 pm

This is definitely not a troll posting. I am interested in both corporate and bankruptcy, and looking at the LinkedIn profiles of former clerks, I should be competitive for either position. I just want to know, all things being equal, when I'm at a dinner party in 5 years, what would get more "ooohs," having had a Delaware or southern district bk clerkship.

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Re: Prestige issue - S.D.N.Y. Bankruptcy vs. Del. Court of Chancery

Post by The Lsat Airbender » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:33 pm

ninthcircuitattorney wrote:This is definitely not a troll posting. I am interested in both corporate and bankruptcy, and looking at the LinkedIn profiles of former clerks, I should be competitive for either position. I just want to know, all things being equal, when I'm at a dinner party in 5 years, what would get more "ooohs," having had a Delaware or southern district bk clerkship.
By this narrow measure both clerkships are equally mediocre and you should be gunning for a CoA gig

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Re: Prestige issue - S.D.N.Y. Bankruptcy vs. Del. Court of Chancery

Post by FascinatedWanderer » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:11 pm

ninthcircuitattorney wrote:This is definitely not a troll posting. I am interested in both corporate and bankruptcy, and looking at the LinkedIn profiles of former clerks, I should be competitive for either position. I just want to know, all things being equal, when I'm at a dinner party in 5 years, what would get more "ooohs," having had a Delaware or southern district bk clerkship.
Neither will get you oohs.

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Re: Prestige issue - S.D.N.Y. Bankruptcy vs. Del. Court of Chancery

Post by objctnyrhnr » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:50 am

A standard article 3 will get you more oooohs. I’d probably go chancery and shoot to follow it with a true article 3. The only reason to go the other way is if you’re committed to bankruptcy practice and/or convinced of the degree and timing of the next recession.

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Re: Prestige issue - S.D.N.Y. Bankruptcy vs. Del. Court of Chancery

Post by Wild Card » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:29 pm

You're being trolled by folks who are hating on you for your presumptuousness and arrogance.

I will answer your Q. Chancery is hands-down much more impressive. Partners and associates at leading M&A and commercial lit firms will think you are hot shit.

IDK anything about bankruptcy, to be honest.

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Re: Prestige issue - S.D.N.Y. Bankruptcy vs. Del. Court of Chancery

Post by The Lsat Airbender » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:38 pm

Wild Card wrote:Chancery is hands-down much more impressive. Partners and associates at leading M&A and commercial lit firms will think you are hot shit.
Yeah, this was literally the first reply, thanks for your contribution.

At a dinner party, i.e., with approx. one-two other lawyers in the room, who might well not ever interact with Delaware? Literally nobody is going to act impressed that you're pals with Strine.

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Re: Prestige issue - S.D.N.Y. Bankruptcy vs. Del. Court of Chancery

Post by QContinuum » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:47 pm

You guys attend fancier dinner parties than moi. At the "dinner parties" I attend, folks think of a SCOTUS clerkship as a cool internship, roughly the legal equivalent of a Hill internship for a college kid. Folks would be more impressed hearing so-and-so's son got into the local flagship college than hearing such-and-such's daughter landed a SCOTUS "internship".

The whole "prestige" thing is way overblown.

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Re: Prestige issue - S.D.N.Y. Bankruptcy vs. Del. Court of Chancery

Post by Wild Card » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:18 pm

The Lsat Airbender wrote:
Wild Card wrote:Chancery is hands-down much more impressive. Partners and associates at leading M&A and commercial lit firms will think you are hot shit.
Yeah, this was literally the first reply, thanks for your contribution.

At a dinner party, i.e., with approx. one-two other lawyers in the room, who might well not ever interact with Delaware? Literally nobody is going to act impressed that you're pals with Strine.
If you attend an actual "dinner party" with the leading members of the profession, they'll all know what Chancery is.

Everybody knows what McDonald's is, but nobody thinks it's prestigious--especially now that the Dollar Menu has been virtually eliminated in Manhattan.

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Re: Prestige issue - S.D.N.Y. Bankruptcy vs. Del. Court of Chancery

Post by ninthcircuitattorney » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:24 pm

Wouldn't the leading members of the profession all know about S.D.N.Y. Bankr. too?

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