2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:09 pm

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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.

Lee was offering interviews pre-plan

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:09 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:56 pm
blahblahblahblah1 wrote:
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.
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.

Lee was offering interviews pre-plan

So was Bumatay. He may be filled for 21-22. I know for a fact he had at least 2 spots filled a few months ago.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:41 pm

Has anyone heard anything from Tatel for '21 or '22?

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:58 pm

geodesics wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:42 pm
Millett is full, per email
Did she tell everyone their application was "outstanding"?

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:56 pm
blahblahblahblah1 wrote:
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.
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.
Paez is full. I know someone he interviewed who he told he had already lined up 3 of 4 clerks, then he extended that person an offer and they accepted.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:51 pm

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Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:13 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:09 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:56 pm
blahblahblahblah1 wrote:
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.
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.

Lee was offering interviews pre-plan

So was Bumatay. He may be filled for 21-22. I know for a fact he had at least 2 spots filled a few months ago.
I know that Wardlaw has given both interviews and offers for 2022.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:33 pm

Interviewed today and received an offer at the end and accepted! Good luck to the rest of you all!

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:53 pm

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Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:33 pm
Interviewed today and received an offer at the end and accepted! Good luck to the rest of you all!
Congrats, tremendously helpful

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:51 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:13 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:09 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:56 pm
blahblahblahblah1 wrote:
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.
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.

Lee was offering interviews pre-plan

So was Bumatay. He may be filled for 21-22. I know for a fact he had at least 2 spots filled a few months ago.
I know that Wardlaw has given both interviews and offers for 2022.
Thank you all for the info!!

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:04 am

Any word on Fuentes (3d Cir.)?

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:32 am

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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.
*Spider-Man recognizing himself meme*

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:28 am

For hope for those outside of the T20:

T35 with top 5% grades, primary and secondary journal leadership + published notes, other strong softs, and four district court interviews (1 coastal and 3 midwestern) in the next couple of weeks. (I am extraordinarily lucky, but am sharing this to show that even people outside the T20 can get interviews.)

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:40 am

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Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:28 am
For hope for those outside of the T20:

T35 with top 5% grades, primary and secondary journal leadership + published notes, other strong softs, and four district court interviews (1 coastal and 3 midwestern) in the next couple of weeks. (I am extraordinarily lucky, but am sharing this to show that even people outside the T20 can get interviews.)
Rock on!! Congrats on killing it. (Also holy shit, the notion of being on multiple journals and publishing multiple notes boggles my mind.)

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:01 pm

Anyone have a sense of if it is worth applying to more judges this weekend on Oscar? About 15 of the original 100 slots I submitted have been filled, but I'd rather not torture myself more if its not gonna help.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:06 pm

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Anyone have a sense of if it is worth applying to more judges this weekend on Oscar? About 15 of the original 100 slots I submitted have been filled, but I'd rather not torture myself more if its not gonna help.
If you have the slots open, might as well.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:20 pm

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Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:06 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:01 pm
Anyone have a sense of if it is worth applying to more judges this weekend on Oscar? About 15 of the original 100 slots I submitted have been filled, but I'd rather not torture myself more if its not gonna help.
If you have the slots open, might as well.
I was also thinking about this too, but then I was wondering if judges might be thinking like “well if someone waited until now to apply I must not be their first choice”

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:22 pm

*Not a current applicant, just someone hoping to ease some anxiety*

It took me two application cycles, countless applications, and seven failed interviews to get my first offer, and then, within 48 hrs, my second. After a lot of anxiety, I have two great clerkships at the district and circuit levels with two dedicated mentors and brilliant practitioners who have already gone to bat for me to help me get a public interest fellowship for my gap year.

The clerkship process is horribly (and unnecessarily) stressful; but, if you keep doing what you need to do, it will work out. I was devasted after my first cycle, but those rejections ended up being for the best because I ended up with judges that were a better fit for me personally.

There's always the next cycle--when the plan won't apply to you anymore, so you can apply off-cycle without having to worry about your application getting lost in a tsunami of 2L apps. Plus, a year of experience prior to clerking will mean a better paycheck.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:37 pm

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Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:22 pm
*Not a current applicant, just someone hoping to ease some anxiety*

It took me two application cycles, countless applications, and seven failed interviews to get my first offer, and then, within 48 hrs, my second. After a lot of anxiety, I have two great clerkships at the district and circuit levels with two dedicated mentors and brilliant practitioners who have already gone to bat for me to help me get a public interest fellowship for my gap year.

The clerkship process is horribly (and unnecessarily) stressful; but, if you keep doing what you need to do, it will work out. I was devasted after my first cycle, but those rejections ended up being for the best because I ended up with judges that were a better fit for me personally.

There's always the next cycle--when the plan won't apply to you anymore, so you can apply off-cycle without having to worry about your application getting lost in a tsunami of 2L apps. Plus, a year of experience prior to clerking will mean a better paycheck.
Thank you for this.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:26 pm

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Millet (DC) is filled for 22. Found out through an email from her chambers, which I assume she sent to all rejected applicants?
If it says "From the chambers of XYZ," then yes it's automated and sent to hundreds.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:36 pm

lmao at Jerry Smith taking shots on OSCAR today:

I do not follow any law clerk hiring plan. The current, totally voluntary, plan has pretty much crashed and burned for unworkability and lack of interest.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:39 pm

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lmao at Jerry Smith taking shots on OSCAR today:

I do not follow any law clerk hiring plan. The current, totally voluntary, plan has pretty much crashed and burned for unworkability and lack of interest.
Hahah, I mean he's not wrong :lol:

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:06 pm

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Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:36 pm
lmao at Jerry Smith taking shots on OSCAR today:

I do not follow any law clerk hiring plan. The current, totally voluntary, plan has pretty much crashed and burned for unworkability and lack of interest.
I saw him give an hour-long speech on the plan. It was amazing. Judge Smith is such a boss.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:38 pm

Does anybody have a sense of how many ND IL/7th Cir spots are still open? I know Scudder is full and other 7th Cir folks have been moving, and saw that Kennelly filled a spot. Trying to appropriately judge how much hope to have.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:30 pm

Anyone heard from Judge Calabresi on CA2? Does he still only hire from YLS?

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:33 pm

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Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:26 pm
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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?
If it says "From the chambers of XYZ," then yes it's automated and sent to hundreds.
Gotta love the florid auto-sent rejection letters to hundreds of applicants whose packets didn't even meet a human set of eyes.

Seriously? What are you waiting for?

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