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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:55 pm

I know at least one off-plan judge on 2/9/DC scheduled interviews today with OSCAR applicants but I've heard of no widespread Plan violations

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by floatie » Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:18 pm

lavarman84 wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:01 pm
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Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:55 pm
So if you don’t receive a call sometime tomorrow you guys think that means you’re out of luck for most Oscar judges?

This is my first cycle so I don’t really know what to expect.

Top 5% at a T25, K-JD, pretty weak softs.
No. Judges move at different speeds. And COVID is complicating things.
Just want to add that a LOT of judges are going at a slower pace this year than usual. I'm c/o 2020 so I've been applying for a while. I had a handful of phone screeners in March/April with both on-plan and off-plan judges, and all of the judges want to schedule "real" interviews in late July/early August, mostly to see if it's possible to do an in-person interview then. There seems to be a lot of skepticism about whether a virtual interview is sufficient to gauge whether the judge wants to spend a year or two with you in chambers.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by desiperc » Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:44 pm

floatie wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:18 pm
lavarman84 wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:01 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:55 pm
So if you don’t receive a call sometime tomorrow you guys think that means you’re out of luck for most Oscar judges?

This is my first cycle so I don’t really know what to expect.

Top 5% at a T25, K-JD, pretty weak softs.
No. Judges move at different speeds. And COVID is complicating things.
Just want to add that a LOT of judges are going at a slower pace this year than usual. I'm c/o 2020 so I've been applying for a while. I had a handful of phone screeners in March/April with both on-plan and off-plan judges, and all of the judges want to schedule "real" interviews in late July/early August, mostly to see if it's possible to do an in-person interview then. There seems to be a lot of skepticism about whether a virtual interview is sufficient to gauge whether the judge wants to spend a year or two with you in chambers.
This may be right overall, but as a counter example I had a full video interview with an off-plan judge in May and that judge deemed those interviews sufficient to fill the 2021 clerk class. Its idiosyncratic.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by floatie » Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:46 pm

desiperc wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:44 pm
floatie wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:18 pm
lavarman84 wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:01 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:55 pm
So if you don’t receive a call sometime tomorrow you guys think that means you’re out of luck for most Oscar judges?

This is my first cycle so I don’t really know what to expect.

Top 5% at a T25, K-JD, pretty weak softs.
No. Judges move at different speeds. And COVID is complicating things.
Just want to add that a LOT of judges are going at a slower pace this year than usual. I'm c/o 2020 so I've been applying for a while. I had a handful of phone screeners in March/April with both on-plan and off-plan judges, and all of the judges want to schedule "real" interviews in late July/early August, mostly to see if it's possible to do an in-person interview then. There seems to be a lot of skepticism about whether a virtual interview is sufficient to gauge whether the judge wants to spend a year or two with you in chambers.
This may be right overall, but as a counter example I had a full video interview with an off-plan judge in May and that judge deemed those interviews sufficient to fill the 2021 clerk class. Its idiosyncratic.
100% agree with you, I was hoping to just provide a reassuring piece of information for people who are currently waiting and who might find themselves waiting longer than usual.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by BobLoblaw18 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:43 am

floatie wrote:
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At least two judges I applied to now have expired postings after I finalized. Should I withdraw those apps to make room for new ones? Or leave them?
I would leave them, since they don't count against your 100
It seems like it does count against the 100 total though? I have six that are now listed as "Expired" so I tried doing a new app and when I went to finalize I got a message saying "You have reach Term Application Limit." Did I do something wrong do you think?

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by bretby » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:06 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:16 pm
bretby wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:04 pm
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Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:51 pm
Interview calls have started to go out - not going to say which district, but just to inform people the "reading period" is not being taken very seriously.
Why wouldn't you say which district? If calls are going out, it's clearly not a secret....
Because the interview is today as well, the district is not one of the large ones, and all of this is not technically allowed - Quite paranoid about even posting this. I've said what I'm going to say in an attempt to be helpful, letting people know that some judges are not following the reading period.
No need to be paranoid - compliance with the plan is completely voluntary so it's not like the judge is going to get into "trouble." And really the people who care most about compliance -- namely other judges -- know which of their colleagues comply and which don't without needing to see it on an internet message board.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:29 am

BobLoblaw18 wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:43 am
floatie wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:44 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:43 pm
At least two judges I applied to now have expired postings after I finalized. Should I withdraw those apps to make room for new ones? Or leave them?
I would leave them, since they don't count against your 100
It seems like it does count against the 100 total though? I have six that are now listed as "Expired" so I tried doing a new app and when I went to finalize I got a message saying "You have reach Term Application Limit." Did I do something wrong do you think?
Expired counts for 30 days, but Filled doesn't, was my understanding.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by BobLoblaw18 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:34 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:29 am
BobLoblaw18 wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:43 am
floatie wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:44 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:43 pm
At least two judges I applied to now have expired postings after I finalized. Should I withdraw those apps to make room for new ones? Or leave them?
I would leave them, since they don't count against your 100
It seems like it does count against the 100 total though? I have six that are now listed as "Expired" so I tried doing a new app and when I went to finalize I got a message saying "You have reach Term Application Limit." Did I do something wrong do you think?
Expired counts for 30 days, but Filled doesn't, was my understanding.
Ahh that makes more sense. Thanks!

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:05 am

HLS information shows that it appears several conservative judges on Circuits mostly complying with the plan (ex: 3rd) are offering interviews to 3Ls before the 24 hour waiting period is up.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by desiperc » Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:21 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:05 am
HLS information shows that it appears several conservative judges on Circuits mostly complying with the plan (ex: 3rd) are offering interviews to 3Ls before the 24 hour waiting period is up.
Any indications on which Circuits/Districts are moving?

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

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Anonymous User wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:05 am
HLS information shows that it appears several conservative judges on Circuits mostly complying with the plan (ex: 3rd) are offering interviews to 3Ls before the 24 hour waiting period is up.
Booooo. Who else besides chagares?

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:01 pm

Lets ride...

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:43 pm

Was contacted by a 9th circuit judge yesterday.

Nothing today yet.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:00 pm

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Was contacted by a 9th circuit judge yesterday.

Nothing today yet.
Congrats! Are you comfortable sharing your stats?

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:00 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:43 pm
Was contacted by a 9th circuit judge yesterday.

Nothing today yet.
Congrats! Are you comfortable sharing your stats?
Top 5-10% at HYS.

My school has a system of reporting who has been contacted, and there is an absolute flood of reports coming in.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:07 pm

Motz, Kearse, Boudin, Higginson, Bibas, Moore, Boggs, Lucero, Saylor, Lynch, Kayatta, Wardlaw, Kovner, Feinerman have all extended interview invites.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:11 pm

Several N.D. Tex. judges have extended interview invites (Godbey, Lynn, Fitzwater, possibly more).

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

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

Is this the same poster? Curious where this info is coming from (clerkship office, current clerks, etc.)

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:18 pm

Different anon than any previous postings, but can confirm that several in N.D. Tex. have extended interviews.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:25 pm

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Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:16 pm
Is this the same poster? Curious where this info is coming from (clerkship office, current clerks, etc.)
It is self reported by students.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:25 pm

DDC and EDNY are moving as well

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:36 pm

Different anon here.... E.D. Michigan judge sent out a request for a memo on a legal issue...anyone know how common this type of thing is?

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Wild Card » Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:07 pm
Motz, Kearse, Boudin, Higginson, Bibas, Moore, Boggs, Lucero, Saylor, Lynch, Kayatta, Wardlaw, Kovner, Feinerman have all extended interview invites.
Thank you very much: this is helpful.

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Wild Card » Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:41 pm

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DDC and EDNY are moving as well
One or two, or all as a group?

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Re: 2021-2022 Clerkship Application Thread

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:49 pm

Ninth Circuit: Watford and Friedland have moved and scheduled interviews for today/tomorrow.

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