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by CS1775
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Developing a Clerkship Application Strategy
Replies: 19
Views: 2656

Re: Developing a Clerkship Application Strategy

Consider magistrate judges in places with heavy criminal dockets if you'd like to be an AUSA. In federal court, a lot of the places with the heaviest criminal dockets will be places that charge a lot of immigration offenses (Western and Southern Districts of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico). Depending o...
by CS1775
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Developing a Clerkship Application Strategy
Replies: 19
Views: 2656

Re: Developing a Clerkship Application Strategy

Any reason you're planning to filter by politics at some point? At least on the federal side, and particularly outside of SCOTUS and appellate level, it doesn't come up as often as you'd think and, if you lose a few of your four to five positive responses after filtering for politics, you're not le...
by CS1775
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Developing a Clerkship Application Strategy
Replies: 19
Views: 2656

Re: Developing a Clerkship Application Strategy

I finished up "the list" and I have about 162 Federal judges, 18 specific state judges, and four centralized state court hiring programs/departments. I more or less ignored any political affiliation the judge might have for the time being. Assuming I get say 4 or 5 positive responses, I can filter b...
by CS1775
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Developing a Clerkship Application Strategy
Replies: 19
Views: 2656

Re: Developing a Clerkship Application Strategy

Usually the judge gets to decide. They likely won't hire a clerk if they know they're going to retire imminently. Some senior status judges will be great to work for and have interesting cases (b/c they can usually pick and choose a little, if they're so inclined). Definitely don't rule them out. N...
by CS1775
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Developing a Clerkship Application Strategy
Replies: 19
Views: 2656

Re: Developing a Clerkship Application Strategy

OP again. Question: how do you account for Senior Status judges? Should I work them into my planned applications, or just apply to the ones whom are still on the bench next summer?

Also, besides death or replacement, what determines when a Senior Status judge actually leaves the bench?
by CS1775
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Developing a Clerkship Application Strategy
Replies: 19
Views: 2656

Re: Developing a Clerkship Application Strategy

Thanks for the info so far! Very insightful. My law school is in the same state that I intend to take the (UBE) bar exam for. I'm going to start working on my list this weekend.
by CS1775
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Developing a Clerkship Application Strategy
Replies: 19
Views: 2656

Re: Developing a Clerkship Application Strategy

How high up in your class are you, and where does your law school rank (approximately)? If you're clerking federally, you don't need to be licensed. I don't know about state. I'm guessing the judge you interned for doesn't hire former interns? The judge I interned for will have mandatory retirement...
by CS1775
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Developing a Clerkship Application Strategy
Replies: 19
Views: 2656

Developing a Clerkship Application Strategy

Current 2L here. I'm thinking of developing a list of potential judges to apply to for clerkships for two reasons: 1) I interned with a judge for my 1L summer and the judge explicitly told me that if I wanted my letter of recommendation to have a specific judge's name on it, rather than a "to whom i...
by CS1775
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: has anyone ever heard of
Replies: 22
Views: 2739

Re: has anyone ever heard of

Being... i know HCs that are not teachers. one of mine wasn't, b/c he didn't have the teacher certification or whatever. even position coaches though, fuck i mean even position coaches for freshman and JV, IME, would 100% be there every day. yea idk. just something i think about practically every d...
by CS1775
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: has anyone ever heard of
Replies: 22
Views: 2739

Re: has anyone ever heard of

Being just a coach while being a partner could be doable if you're only a position coach, like say linebackers, or QBs. Something where you could show up one or two days a week + game day. This will depend on any connections to the school (alums obviously get preference) or if you had a remarkable f...
by CS1775
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: 151 LSAT, GPA 3.85.. where to?
Replies: 34
Views: 5201

Re: 151 LSAT, GPA 3.85.. where to?

2L here. You have pretty similar numbers to what I had. I had a 3.92 (3.85 in community college + 4.00 at degree-granting undergrad) and a 152, then 155. "East Coast" is a pretty big geographic area. In New England, you'd be looking at UCONN or UNH as a guarantee, with lower-tiered schools such as R...