Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Not OP but a somewhat recent N.D. Cal. clerk happy to answer questions about applications and working at that court.
Just outside of the top 25% at a T14, LR, lots of prior work experience. Any chance in the N.D. Cal?
For certain judges yes. My judge would've considered you with those numbers, though you'd be one of 100 or so candidate with those stats and it's a bit of luck whether we as clerks would've liked your resume enough to pull it from the pile. In our chambers, work experience before law school might have gotten you over that hump, or a call from a professor, or something in your interests section that gelled with judge or us clerks. In general, clerks in my judge's chambers were strong HYS/Berkeley students, tippy-top Hastings/Davis students, or top 10 percent T14 students.
You'd have better luck with 1-2 years of experience at a firm, even with pre-LS work experience.