THade wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:43 pm
Any perspective on my chances or tips of where I should be applying or what I should be doing?
T20 school, Top 1/3rd, EIC of Law Review. I'm looking for 2019, or in 2020 after a year in biglaw.
With top third grades and EIC of LR, I would just shoot your shot everywhere. I would first focus on the 2, 5, 10, or 20 judges that: (a) you have an ostensible reason for applying to (e.g., you are from the same area as that judge or want to eventually work in the same area as that judge or you have the same background--like military experience or alma mater)--basically, apply to judges who you think that if grades weren't a factor, your resume would likely get a second look; (b) your recommenders and CSO contact person(s) know and think you should apply to; and (c) you, for whatever reason, want to clerk for.
After focusing on those judges (and I suspect you'll at least land an interview or two from this), I would just apply broadly. Your chances of landing a D.Ct clerkship are extremely high; your chances of landing a COA are not great at all, but definitely not terrible. Just apply broadly after doing a more focused hunt and you'll end up fine