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Bristow 2022

Post by Anonymous User » Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:15 am

Hi all, I know there's another thread elsewhere on the forum about this but I figured folks here might know more so... Anyone heard anything?

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Re: Bristow 2022

Post by Anonymous User » Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:22 am

Have a friend who was offered yesterday, so I'm sure others have heard back as well.

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Re: Bristow 2022

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Nov 08, 2022 4:55 pm

Anyone heard anything yet this year or too soon still?

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Re: Bristow 2022

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Nov 09, 2022 12:09 pm

I know someone who was offered earlier this week.

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Re: Bristow 2022

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Nov 09, 2022 9:39 pm

can confirm that all of the Bristow offers are out.

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Re: Bristow 2022

Post by Anonymous User » Thu Nov 10, 2022 4:21 pm

2 Y, 1 H, 1 S, 1 Ch

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Re: Bristow 2022

Post by Anonymous User » Thu Nov 10, 2022 8:17 pm

Morbid curiosity, but what do Bristow level credentials look like?

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Re: Bristow 2022

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Nov 11, 2022 9:27 am

- A COA clerkship (maybe a d.ct clerkship too).

- A T-10 law school.

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Re: Bristow 2022

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Nov 11, 2022 11:54 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Fri Nov 11, 2022 9:27 am
- A COA clerkship (maybe a d.ct clerkship too).

- A T-10 law school.
This feels a lot less credential sensitive than I was expecting

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Re: Bristow 2022

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Nov 11, 2022 12:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Fri Nov 11, 2022 11:54 am
Anonymous User wrote:
Fri Nov 11, 2022 9:27 am
- A COA clerkship (maybe a d.ct clerkship too).

- A T-10 law school.
This feels a lot less credential sensitive than I was expecting
Yeah this is wrong, you need SCOTUS-equivalent credentials, but it’s somewhat more open to candidates from non-feeders and non-HYSC schools than SCOTUS. It also doesn’t care about political affiliation/connections, unlike SCOTUS hiring. All of the Bristows are public so you can look them up.

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Re: Bristow 2022

Post by Anonymous User » Sun Nov 13, 2022 10:23 am

Does anyone know who these years Bristows are?

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Re: Bristow 2022

Post by Anonymous User » Sun Nov 13, 2022 5:25 pm

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Sun Nov 13, 2022 10:23 am
Does anyone know who these years Bristows are?
Yes, but I see no reason to post them, it’ll be public eventually.

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Re: Bristow 2022

Post by Anonymous User » Sun Nov 13, 2022 10:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Sun Nov 13, 2022 5:25 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Sun Nov 13, 2022 10:23 am
Does anyone know who these years Bristows are?
Yes, but I see no reason to post them, it’ll be public eventually.
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Re: Bristow 2022

Post by hysreacher » Tue Nov 22, 2022 3:06 pm

Anyone have the list Lat just put out?

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Re: Bristow 2022

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Nov 22, 2022 3:10 pm

Simon de Carvalho (Chicago 2021 / Scudder / Kovner (E.D.N.Y.))
Jade Ford (Yale 2020 / Furman (S.D.N.Y.) / Pillard)
Kristin Holladay (Stanford 2021 / Kayatta / Feinerman (N.D. Ill.))
Ben Miller-Gootnick (Harvard 2021 / Pillard / Boasberg (D.D.C.))
Rachel Sommers (Yale 2022 / Lohier / Rakoff (S.D.N.Y.))¹

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Re: Bristow 2022

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Nov 22, 2022 5:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Fri Nov 11, 2022 12:03 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Fri Nov 11, 2022 11:54 am
Anonymous User wrote:
Fri Nov 11, 2022 9:27 am
- A COA clerkship (maybe a d.ct clerkship too).

- A T-10 law school.
This feels a lot less credential sensitive than I was expecting
Yeah this is wrong, you need SCOTUS-equivalent credentials, but it’s somewhat more open to candidates from non-feeders and non-HYSC schools than SCOTUS. It also doesn’t care about political affiliation/connections, unlike SCOTUS hiring. All of the Bristows are public so you can look them up.
Looks like they've started caring about political affiliation

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Re: Bristow 2022

Post by Anonymous User » Sat Nov 26, 2022 6:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Tue Nov 22, 2022 5:12 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Fri Nov 11, 2022 12:03 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Fri Nov 11, 2022 11:54 am
Anonymous User wrote:
Fri Nov 11, 2022 9:27 am
- A COA clerkship (maybe a d.ct clerkship too).

- A T-10 law school.
This feels a lot less credential sensitive than I was expecting
Yeah this is wrong, you need SCOTUS-equivalent credentials, but it’s somewhat more open to candidates from non-feeders and non-HYSC schools than SCOTUS. It also doesn’t care about political affiliation/connections, unlike SCOTUS hiring. All of the Bristows are public so you can look them up.
Looks like they've started caring about political affiliation
This is new. Every past administration had some mix of conservatives and liberals. Not a good look. Not a smart move, either, with the Court's current balance. I wonder if it will revert after Prelogar leaves.

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Re: Bristow 2022

Post by Anonymous User » Sat Nov 26, 2022 11:13 pm

Last year had a Richardson clerk and this year has a Scudder/Kovner clerk. It’s not like they’re all Fletcher clerks. And it could easily be explained by fewer conservatives applying to the Biden SG’s office, not by bias, especially since the pool of very top candidates skews heavily left in the first place. Prelogar has also hired conservative ASGs which is much more consequential than the Bristow.

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Re: Bristow 2022

Post by Anonymous User » Sun Nov 27, 2022 1:50 pm

It's also likely that it's a result of the 6-3 Court. At least four liberal candidates who would've clerked for the Court pre-2020 are now in the Bristow pool every year, and at least four conservative candidates who might have been interested in the Bristow are out.

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