2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:40 pm

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HYS here, middle-of-the-pack grades (I'd guess 65th percentile), secondary journal leadership, very good softs/work experience & strong recs. Applied to a few dozen D.Ct./COA -- nothing unusually competitive, but mostly coastal -- and heard nothing this week. In case anyone finds this helpful.
Thanks for posting. I'm in roughly the same boat at Y/S.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:41 pm

Shea (D. Conn) is full for 2021, per OSCAR.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:54 pm

c/o 2020 at CCN, top %15 grades, editor on a secondary journal, and total radio silence from district courts up and down the east coast this week, in case anyone wants a (very disappointing!) point of comparison

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:01 pm

Any word on Jon Levy?

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:18 pm

current clerk in a big "secondary" east coast district (think DMass/EDPA/DNJ). we finished hiring mid-week. all I can say is the plan creates an absolute frenzy and I'm so glad I was hired before the plan. with the amazing caliber of people we were fighting over, I can only imagine there'll be a second wave of offers once the dust settles.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:21 pm

Anyone hear anything about Carlton Reeves in S.D. Miss?

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:27 pm

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Did anyone apply to Edith Jones (5th Cir.)
She has hired at least one person for 2021.

Also, as an aside, and without continuing the argument about what level of abuse is acceptable from a judge, I once had a conversation with a Fifth Circuit insider who told me their "number one" piece of advice for students is "never work for Edith Jones."
Can you explain more about this?

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:37 pm

Reidinger (W.D. N.C.) is full.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by geodesics » Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:42 pm

Millett is full, per email

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:50 pm

Any movement from Browning?

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by bfgfrobscottle » Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:58 pm

Any movement from Gordon (Nev, only took apps by mail)

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:02 pm

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current clerk in a big "secondary" east coast district (think DMass/EDPA/DNJ). we finished hiring mid-week. all I can say is the plan creates an absolute frenzy and I'm so glad I was hired before the plan. with the amazing caliber of people we were fighting over, I can only imagine there'll be a second wave of offers once the dust settles.
Seconding this...my judge hated the Plan when it first existed and hated the frenzy of this week last year when I was clerking. He much preferred it when applications trickled in over the course of the year and he could interview on his own schedule. There has to be a middle ground between this and the "plan interregnum" where too many judges were hiring on a single semester of grades.

We talked about the potential for some kind of bid system similar to what most schools use for OCIs, where applicants and judges could prioritize each other. Not sure if the judiciary would ever be centralized enough to pull that off though.
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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:03 pm

Barbara Lynn (N.D. Tex) & Philip Martinez (W.D. Tex) also filled.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:07 pm

HYS with LR and slightly above average grades. Have heard nothing from COA. I primarily applied to COA judges because my goal is to do appellate litigation. Oh well, I guess.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:26 pm

Has there been any movement on D. Md.?

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:06 pm

Millet (DC) is filled for 22. Found out through an email from her chambers, which I assume she sent to all rejected applicants?

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:20 pm

Lower T13 with est top 25-30% grades, secondary leadership + published note, additional strong softs. Applied mainly to district courts. Haven't received a single interview. Disappointed but not surprised, sharing mainly for general information.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:26 pm

can I just say how depressing this all is? I don't go to a t14 or even a t30. Top 10% of class, strong softs, but nothing else. I feel very relegated to striking out for the rest of my career

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by blahblahblahblah1 » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:32 pm

For what it's worth, top ~10% CCN + LR board/published. I only applied to competitive areas. I have one 9th Cir interview next week but otherwise haven't heard anything from district courts.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:03 pm

Should we expect any movement over the weekend?

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:10 pm

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Should we expect any movement over the weekend?
^Also wondering about this? I do think there will be movement Monday though after Judges have the weekend to review more apps

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:24 pm

Per OSCAR, Barlow (Utah) is full for 2021

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:29 pm

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Any word on Jon Levy?
Email-only, right? He was done Tuesday (16).

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:45 pm

blahblahblahblah1 wrote:
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For what it's worth, top ~10% CCN + LR board/published. I only applied to competitive areas. I have one 9th Cir interview next week but otherwise haven't heard anything from district courts.
Same resume, more appellate interviews but no district courts.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:56 pm

blahblahblahblah1 wrote:
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For what it's worth, top ~10% CCN + LR board/published. I only applied to competitive areas. I have one 9th Cir interview next week but otherwise haven't heard anything from district courts.
Is your 9th Cir one for 2021 or 2022? I’m wondering if Wardlaw, Nguyen, Thomas, Smith,Schroeder, Paez, Bybee, Bress, Berzon, Lee, Miller, Tallman and Bumatay are done interviewing yet or done extending invites I should say.

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