Value of COA clerkship in current economy

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Value of COA clerkship in current economy

Post by Anonymous User » Fri May 08, 2020 2:59 pm

Hi all, I know that uncertainty has been at its zenith in the last several weeks and will likely continue that way for some time to come, so -- like other people on this board -- I am naturally concerned about the long-term utility of my upcoming COA clerkship. I am leaving my current permanent employment for this clerkship and do not have employment lined up afterwards, and I'm trying to get a sense from others as to how this experience will be viewed in the 2021 (hopefully post-corona) world...I know that nobody has a crystal ball, so let me put my question this way -- would a prolonged period of unemployment (several months -- maybe more?) after completion of a COA clerkship be viewed extremely unfavorably over time? I ask my question this way, because I want to assume that any kind of legal employment will be difficult to obtain a year from now (although I really hope I'm wrong). Would a clerkship in the following year likely look any better, in terms of buying more time?

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Re: Value of COA clerkship in current economy

Post by QContinuum » Fri May 08, 2020 5:39 pm

I think COA's prestigious enough that you should be fine, especially by next year.

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Re: Value of COA clerkship in current economy

Post by Anonymous User » Fri May 08, 2020 8:06 pm

I’m about to make the same move, and honestly to me, the clerkship feels more secure right now.

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