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2021-2022 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:11 am

A place to discuss post-clerkship hiring for those finishing up clerkships in 2022. The bulk of post-clerkship biglaw hiring will start in January 2022

Previous threads:
-2020-2021: viewtopic.php?f=34&t=307216
-2019-2020: viewtopic.php?f=34&t=303246
-2018-2019: viewtopic.php?f=34&t=297592
-2017-2018: viewtopic.php?f=34&t=281662
-2016-2017: viewtopic.php?f=34&t=268847

See also:

-COVID-19's impact on post-clerkship hiring:
-viewtopic.php?f=34&t=304910
-viewtopic.php?f=34&t=305373
-viewtopic.php?f=34&t=308867

-Non-biglaw post clerkship:
-viewtopic.php?f=34&t=310654
-viewtopic.php?f=34&t=306708
-viewtopic.php?f=23&t=310636

-Application Timing:
-viewtopic.php?f=23&t=307010
-viewtopic.php?f=34&t=297905

-General Questions:
-viewtopic.php?f=34&t=306932
-viewtopic.php?f=34&t=229071
-viewtopic.php?f=34&t=306185
-viewtopic.php?f=34&t=287810
-viewtopic.php?f=34&t=279247
-viewtopic.php?f=34&t=297068

-Biglaw Grade Selectivity:
-viewtopic.php?f=34&t=307884
-viewtopic.php?f=23&t=277688

-Clerkship Portability:
-viewtopic.php?f=34&t=304783

-Recruiters for biglaw:
-viewtopic.php?f=34&t=299568

-Biglaw Class Credit:
-viewtopic.php?f=34&t=304305

-Writing Sample & Cover Letter:
-viewtopic.php?f=23&t=309206
-viewtopic.php?f=34&t=284634
-viewtopic.php?f=34&t=278091

-Biglaw Interview Questions:
-viewtopic.php?f=34&t=277502

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Re: 2021-2022 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:23 am

What do people think of the market this year? Also curious whether there will be in person interviews.

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Re: 2021-2022 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Post by Anonymous User » Thu Sep 30, 2021 8:46 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:23 am
What do people think of the market this year? Also curious whether there will be in person interviews.
Good question. I'd be curious to hear from anyone involved in biglaw hiring, e.g., how has the timeline shifted, if at all, from last year's cycle.

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Re: 2021-2022 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Post by Anonymous User » Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:25 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Thu Sep 30, 2021 8:46 am
Anonymous User wrote:
Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:23 am
What do people think of the market this year? Also curious whether there will be in person interviews.
Good question. I'd be curious to hear from anyone involved in biglaw hiring, e.g., how has the timeline shifted, if at all, from last year's cycle.
I've had post clerkship interviews (clerking in a district court in a major market non-nyc) as early as august of this year. I already accepted an offer. I think it's worth applying early because a lot of firms seems to have hired less litigation folks for the fall 2022 class.

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Re: 2021-2022 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Post by Anonymous User » Thu Sep 30, 2021 7:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:25 am
Anonymous User wrote:
Thu Sep 30, 2021 8:46 am
Anonymous User wrote:
Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:23 am
What do people think of the market this year? Also curious whether there will be in person interviews.
Good question. I'd be curious to hear from anyone involved in biglaw hiring, e.g., how has the timeline shifted, if at all, from last year's cycle.
I've had post clerkship interviews (clerking in a district court in a major market non-nyc) as early as august of this year. I already accepted an offer. I think it's worth applying early because a lot of firms seems to have hired less litigation folks for the fall 2022 class.
Were these with big laws in New York? Non-nyc? Boutique?

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Re: 2021-2022 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Oct 01, 2021 2:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Thu Sep 30, 2021 7:10 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:25 am
Anonymous User wrote:
Thu Sep 30, 2021 8:46 am
Anonymous User wrote:
Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:23 am
What do people think of the market this year? Also curious whether there will be in person interviews.
Good question. I'd be curious to hear from anyone involved in biglaw hiring, e.g., how has the timeline shifted, if at all, from last year's cycle.
I've had post clerkship interviews (clerking in a district court in a major market non-nyc) as early as august of this year. I already accepted an offer. I think it's worth applying early because a lot of firms seems to have hired less litigation folks for the fall 2022 class.
Were these with big laws in New York? Non-nyc? Boutique?
big law non-nyc

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Re: 2021-2022 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Post by Anonymous User » Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:50 pm

Anyone have information about the LA market?

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Re: 2021-2022 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Post by Anonymous User » Sun Oct 03, 2021 12:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:50 pm
Anyone have information about the LA market?
I saw Greenberg traurig LA was specifically hiring for entry level/post clerk lit

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Re: 2021-2022 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:12 am

Anyone know about the DC market?

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Re: 2021-2022 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Post by Anonymous User » Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:27 am

Anyone have a sense on Boston?

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Re: 2021-2022 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Post by Anonymous User » Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:27 am

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Re: 2021-2022 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:00 pm

Curious what people's thoughts are. Have people, other than the earlier poster, actually started applying? If so, in what markets?

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Re: 2021-2022 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:56 pm

My SDNY chambers has gotten a couple of letters from NYC boutiques—e.g. from Wigdor, the high-end plaintiff’s employment boutique—but nothing else so far.

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Re: 2021-2022 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Post by Anonymous User » Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:03 pm

My clerkship ends in in January 2023. Should I apply on the normal clerkship timeline or do I push my applications back a few months from the normal timeline?

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Re: 2021-2022 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:34 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:03 pm
My clerkship ends in in January 2023. Should I apply on the normal clerkship timeline or do I push my applications back a few months from the normal timeline?
I'd probably reach out to recruitment contacts at firms and see what they suggest. Might make sense to hold off doing so until Jan. 2022.

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