COA Staff Attorney-> District Court Clerk?

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COA Staff Attorney-> District Court Clerk?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:20 pm

Public-interest 3L interested in impact litigation. Looking at 2-year staff attorney positions, and wondering if it would be a career non-starter. Decent grades/resume but barely competitive for a 2018 A3 clerkship which would be useful for what I want to do. Have been told work experience would help. Also looking at magistrates and wondering where COA staff attorney would fall compared to magistrate clerk (which I'm more familiar with).

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Re: COA Staff Attorney-> District Court Clerk?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:23 pm

Pretty sure you'd be better off doing a fellowship in your desired PI field and then applying to clerkships from there.

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Re: COA Staff Attorney-> District Court Clerk?

Postby rpupkin » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Public-interest 3L interested in impact litigation. Looking at 2-year staff attorney positions, and wondering if it would be a career non-starter. Decent grades/resume but barely competitive for a 2018 A3 clerkship which would be useful for what I want to do. Have been told work experience would help. Also looking at magistrates and wondering where COA staff attorney would fall compared to magistrate clerk (which I'm more familiar with).

If your goal is to land a district-court clerkship, a clerkship with a magistrate judge would be far more useful than a COA staff attorney position.

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Re: COA Staff Attorney-> District Court Clerk?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:30 pm

Thank you! Will avoid. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something.

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Re: COA Staff Attorney-> District Court Clerk?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:31 pm

rpupkin wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Public-interest 3L interested in impact litigation. Looking at 2-year staff attorney positions, and wondering if it would be a career non-starter. Decent grades/resume but barely competitive for a 2018 A3 clerkship which would be useful for what I want to do. Have been told work experience would help. Also looking at magistrates and wondering where COA staff attorney would fall compared to magistrate clerk (which I'm more familiar with).

If your goal is to land a district-court clerkship, a clerkship with a magistrate judge would be far more useful than a COA staff attorney position.

+1. I've done all of those things, and MJ clerkship definitely generated more interest than COA staff attorney.

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Re: COA Staff Attorney-> District Court Clerk?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:43 pm

I did COA Staff Attorney ---> District Court with on-the-border grades...but it was damn tough and took years of trying.




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