When to start applying for post-clerkship position?

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When to start applying for post-clerkship position?

Post by Anonymous User » Mon May 03, 2021 10:52 am

Hi all,

When do you start applying for post-clerkship positions if your clerkship ends at an abnormal time (like October 2021-2022, January 2021-2022, March 2021-2022, or May 2021-2022)?

Do you wait six months out and start applying? Everything on here appears to relate to a post-clerkship hiring timeline for clerkships that started in August/September.

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Re: When to start applying for post-clerkship position?

Post by Anonymous User » Mon May 03, 2021 1:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 10:52 am
Hi all,

When do you start applying for post-clerkship positions if your clerkship ends at an abnormal time (like October 2021-2022, January 2021-2022, March 2021-2022, or May 2021-2022)?

Do you wait six months out and start applying? Everything on here appears to relate to a post-clerkship hiring timeline for clerkships that started in August/September.
With how post-clerkship hiring is going this year, and with firms' extreme focus on filling transactional/corporate jobs, I would recommend searching immediately after your start (assuming your judge allows that).

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Re: When to start applying for post-clerkship position?

Post by Jchance » Mon May 03, 2021 7:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 1:24 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 10:52 am
Hi all,

When do you start applying for post-clerkship positions if your clerkship ends at an abnormal time (like October 2021-2022, January 2021-2022, March 2021-2022, or May 2021-2022)?

Do you wait six months out and start applying? Everything on here appears to relate to a post-clerkship hiring timeline for clerkships that started in August/September.
With how post-clerkship hiring is going this year, and with firms' extreme focus on filling transactional/corporate jobs, I would recommend searching immediately after your start (assuming your judge allows that).
October 2021-2022: apply in January 2021, noting October start date.
January 2021-2022: apply in January 2020, noting January start date.
March 2021-2022: applying in January 2021 may be too late. Maybe apply in June 2020.
May 2021-2022: apply in January 2021, noting May start date.

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Re: When to start applying for post-clerkship position?

Post by Anonymous User » Mon May 03, 2021 8:45 pm

Jchance wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 7:07 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 1:24 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 10:52 am
Hi all,

When do you start applying for post-clerkship positions if your clerkship ends at an abnormal time (like October 2021-2022, January 2021-2022, March 2021-2022, or May 2021-2022)?

Do you wait six months out and start applying? Everything on here appears to relate to a post-clerkship hiring timeline for clerkships that started in August/September.
With how post-clerkship hiring is going this year, and with firms' extreme focus on filling transactional/corporate jobs, I would recommend searching immediately after your start (assuming your judge allows that).
October 2021-2022: apply in January 2021, noting October start date.
January 2021-2022: apply in January 2020, noting January start date.
March 2021-2022: applying in January 2021 may be too late. Maybe apply in June 2020.
May 2021-2022: apply in January 2021, noting May start date.
Interested, but don’t understand this. Is it an attempted joke, typos, or genuine??

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Re: When to start applying for post-clerkship position?

Post by Anonymous User » Tue May 04, 2021 11:13 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 10:52 am
Hi all,

When do you start applying for post-clerkship positions if your clerkship ends at an abnormal time (like October 2021-2022, January 2021-2022, March 2021-2022, or May 2021-2022)?

Do you wait six months out and start applying? Everything on here appears to relate to a post-clerkship hiring timeline for clerkships that started in August/September.
I'm also curious. I've seen everything from "apply right after you start" to "no earlier than March." Some firms state when clerks should apply on their NALP pages, but I'm not sure how much that really reflects hiring approaches...

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Re: When to start applying for post-clerkship position?

Post by Jchance » Tue May 04, 2021 12:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 8:45 pm
Jchance wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 7:07 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 1:24 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 10:52 am
Hi all,

When do you start applying for post-clerkship positions if your clerkship ends at an abnormal time (like October 2021-2022, January 2021-2022, March 2021-2022, or May 2021-2022)?

Do you wait six months out and start applying? Everything on here appears to relate to a post-clerkship hiring timeline for clerkships that started in August/September.
With how post-clerkship hiring is going this year, and with firms' extreme focus on filling transactional/corporate jobs, I would recommend searching immediately after your start (assuming your judge allows that).
October 2021-2022: apply in January 2021, noting October start date.
January 2021-2022: apply in January 2020, noting January start date.
March 2021-2022: applying in January 2021 may be too late. Maybe apply in June 2020.
May 2021-2022: apply in January 2021, noting May start date.
Interested, but don’t understand this. Is it an attempted joke, typos, or genuine??
typos--was reading the starting date as the ending date--it should have been

October 2021-2022: apply in January 2022, noting October start date.
January 2021-2022: apply in January 2021, noting January 2022 start date.
March 2021-2022: applying in January 2022 may be too late. Maybe apply in June 2021.
May 2021-2022: apply in January 2022, noting May start date.

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