2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:51 pm

I’m actually pleasantly surprised by the lack of movement. I only applied to D. Ct. clerkships and was under the impression that basically everything happened this week but it seems like the only judges extending interview requests already are the ones I wasn’t competitive for anyways.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:13 pm

Data point from a not-elite applicant: I'm a rising 3L at CCN, top quarter of class (don't know exact rank), leadership position in secondary journal. I've received one invite from a fast-moving D.Ct. judge in a non-prestige district but otherwise radio silence.

(Not complaining about the silence. I know how lucky I am to have even one response right now.)

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:16 pm

Applicants with competent clerkship offices, can you share any news from today?

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:16 pm
Applicants with competent clerkship offices, can you share any news from today?
"Clerkship offices" -- what's that like?

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:16 pm
Applicants with competent clerkship offices, can you share any news from today?
Not much movement so far other than some beginning to take 2/9/DC offers.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:32 pm

Retweeting the above, and adding that there has, in generally, been very very very very very little D. Ct. movement in comparison to the number of D. Ct. judges out there.

(And of course, a fairly low % of movement even from circuit judges).

So keep your heads up, everybody.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:13 pm
Data point from a not-elite applicant: I'm a rising 3L at CCN, top quarter of class (don't know exact rank), leadership position in secondary journal. I've received one invite from a fast-moving D.Ct. judge in a non-prestige district but otherwise radio silence.

(Not complaining about the silence. I know how lucky I am to have even one response right now.)
Was this non-prestige district in the South? if so I am in an identical position statwise and results-wise to you

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:43 pm

Received two calls yesterday from district courts, radio silence today.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:48 pm

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Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:43 pm
Received two calls yesterday from district courts, radio silence today.
Mind sharing which courts?

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:54 pm

A little anecdote for applicants who are stressing:
I know recent grads who last year either didn’t do well on the plan or decided to forego the plan process and just apply later with first semester 3L grades. They got several DDC/SDNY interviews and landed one of those clerkships.

It’s frustrating to not know how things will end up now, but especially if you’re flexible on timing, this isn’t your only shot.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:55 pm

FWIW, top 5% at a T15-18 with LR. I've received one COA interview offer and one district court in the same circuit. Neither come up on any prestige lists but happy that I get a chance.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:55 pm
FWIW, top 5% at a T15-18 with LR. I've received one COA interview offer and one district court in the same circuit. Neither come up on any prestige lists but happy that I get a chance.
Damn straight. Congrats dude/dudette.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:37 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:13 pm
Data point from a not-elite applicant: I'm a rising 3L at CCN, top quarter of class (don't know exact rank), leadership position in secondary journal. I've received one invite from a fast-moving D.Ct. judge in a non-prestige district but otherwise radio silence.

(Not complaining about the silence. I know how lucky I am to have even one response right now.)
Was this non-prestige district in the South? if so I am in an identical position statwise and results-wise to you
That depends on how broad your definition of "the South" is, but probably yes? Good luck, cycle twin!

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:21 pm

Top 5% at MVP, law review managing board, and radio silence on non-feeder CoA judges.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:13 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:37 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:13 pm
Data point from a not-elite applicant: I'm a rising 3L at CCN, top quarter of class (don't know exact rank), leadership position in secondary journal. I've received one invite from a fast-moving D.Ct. judge in a non-prestige district but otherwise radio silence.

(Not complaining about the silence. I know how lucky I am to have even one response right now.)
Was this non-prestige district in the South? if so I am in an identical position statwise and results-wise to you
That depends on how broad your definition of "the South" is, but probably yes? Good luck, cycle twin!
Haha mine was in Texas so probably a different district. Good luck to you as well!

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:27 pm

I know someone said Ramos has invited to interview, but has anyone else on SDNY? Last year it seemed they were faster.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:29 pm

Anybody heard anything from CDCA?

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:29 pm

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Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:27 pm
I know someone said Ramos has invited to interview, but has anyone else on SDNY? Last year it seemed they were faster.
Caproni (she's SDNY right?) and Engelmayer

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:30 pm

Some hope for those of us who aren't superstars at HYS! I'm top 20% at a not-T14, exec board of LR but otherwise average application. I have one d.ct interview with a judge in the Northeast (not SDNY/EDNY/DDC) and one with a judge in the Midwest.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:47 pm

Hi. Pretty naive of the Clerkship game and just found this thread while looking to see whether there has been movement. What are the realistic odds of a person at a non T-14, top 10% of class, with Law Review at the big courts like 2/9/DC or D.D.C.?

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:48 pm

The feeders are all basically done on DC/9th/2nd. I can't imagine that many more interview invites will go out w/ how few spots there are and the # of interviews already offered.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:29 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:27 pm
I know someone said Ramos has invited to interview, but has anyone else on SDNY? Last year it seemed they were faster.
Caproni (she's SDNY right?) and Engelmayer
And Torres.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:54 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:29 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:27 pm
I know someone said Ramos has invited to interview, but has anyone else on SDNY? Last year it seemed they were faster.
Caproni (she's SDNY right?) and Engelmayer
And Torres.
Were those from today or yesterday/Monday?

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:00 pm

What are the odds of someone outside of T-14 at D.D.C. or D.C. Circuit?

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by aliceandsk » Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:56 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:54 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:29 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:27 pm
I know someone said Ramos has invited to interview, but has anyone else on SDNY? Last year it seemed they were faster.
Caproni (she's SDNY right?) and Engelmayer
And Torres.
Were those from today or yesterday/Monday?
Nathan and Engelmayer both made interview offers yesterday right at noon, fwiw

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