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Old 08-20-2007, 06:44 PM
JillyBilly JillyBilly is offline
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Question Do you think I can get one? Need advice.

Hi everyone!

I'm just wondering if you would mind looking at my stats and telling me whether you think I have a chance for a District/Magistrate/State supreme court clerkship:

Tier 2 School (i.e., between 50 and 75)
3.25 GPA
Secondary journal
Published on secondary journal
Research assistant/Clinical experience/judicial externship
Presently clerking in state trial court in NJ.

Thanks! Honesty is appreciated. You won't hurt my feelings.

P.S. Which courts are easier to get (i.e., geographically)?
Old 08-22-2007, 08:18 AM
middlelanguage middlelanguage is offline
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Maybe. The only way to find out is to try. I think your current clerking experience will definitely give you a boost. I certainly don't think it's out of the question.
Old 08-01-2008, 05:44 PM
islandgirl islandgirl is offline
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It kind of depends where a 3.25 puts you in terms of class rank. But, there's really no way to know until you apply.

Geographic locations with jobs easier to get are those you have a tie to. It's what they all say, but every judge asks "why here?" The judges I've clerked for (3 total) have all said that tie to an area is one of the biggest things for them. They like the mentoring process and seeing former clerks turn into great local attorneys.

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