2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:44 am

Anonymous User wrote:So, would BIGLAW be interested in someone with a temporary clerkship? Graduated top 25% from T-10, took a temporary clerkship because it was in a good market.


My impression is that a temp clerkship is a small plus on your resume. You're biglaw-eligible based on grades/school, so depends on firms' needs and your capabilities and fit.

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:06 pm

any movement out there? Specifically wondering about DC

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:18 am

SDNY/DE bankruptcy clerk. Looking in NYC and wondering if anyone could speak to the culture and work/life balance of the restructuring group at Willkie. I realize the firm is still NYC biglaw, but Willkie tends to have a reputation as more humane than other NYC firms. Wondering if this holds true for the BK group. Thanks.

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:04 pm

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:44 am

Anonymous User wrote:any movement out there? Specifically wondering about DC


Gibson DC offer. I'm off of the regular cycle (clerkship ending in February).

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:54 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:any movement out there? Specifically wondering about DC


Gibson DC offer. I'm off of the regular cycle (clerkship ending in February).


Wow, congrats. What was your application/interview timeline?

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:32 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:any movement out there? Specifically wondering about DC


Gibson DC offer. I'm off of the regular cycle (clerkship ending in February).


Wow, congrats. What was your application/interview timeline?


Also wondering this! How long did you wait for a callback and offer?

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:33 pm

Does anyone out there have a sense of what the mess in DC last year means for those of us coming on the market this year? Looking to apply to lit boutiques, but am aware from friends who were looking last year that the whole District was a giant mess with administration turnover and government exodus, among other issues. Curious how many have started applying to places like Kellogg, Molo, etc. or if there are words of wisdom on timing.

FWIW, I was a 1st year assoc at a DC firm, spent a year clerking on a COA (not 2/9/DC), and am now in district court (non-DC but close enough to see DC friends sometimes). Top 25-ish% from a non-HYS T14. Scared sh*tless based on people's results last year.

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone out there have a sense of what the mess in DC last year means for those of us coming on the market this year? Looking to apply to lit boutiques, but am aware from friends who were looking last year that the whole District was a giant mess with administration turnover and government exodus, among other issues. Curious how many have started applying to places like Kellogg, Molo, etc. or if there are words of wisdom on timing.

FWIW, I was a 1st year assoc at a DC firm, spent a year clerking on a COA (not 2/9/DC), and am now in district court (non-DC but close enough to see DC friends sometimes). Top 25-ish% from a non-HYS T14. Scared sh*tless based on people's results last year.


Not sure about how much of a need dc firms have this year but I think the time to apply is January/February. I applied to Kellogg and was told that their hiring process will start in February. Sidley said the same thing. Kirkland and Covington said January.

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby FascinatedWanderer » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone out there have a sense of what the mess in DC last year means for those of us coming on the market this year? Looking to apply to lit boutiques, but am aware from friends who were looking last year that the whole District was a giant mess with administration turnover and government exodus, among other issues. Curious how many have started applying to places like Kellogg, Molo, etc. or if there are words of wisdom on timing.

FWIW, I was a 1st year assoc at a DC firm, spent a year clerking on a COA (not 2/9/DC), and am now in district court (non-DC but close enough to see DC friends sometimes). Top 25-ish% from a non-HYS T14. Scared sh*tless based on people's results last year.


Not sure about the market question, but I think the grades might be a bigger issue for some of the DC boutiques. I don't think top 25% is going to cut it at Kellogg.

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:12 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone out there have a sense of what the mess in DC last year means for those of us coming on the market this year? Looking to apply to lit boutiques, but am aware from friends who were looking last year that the whole District was a giant mess with administration turnover and government exodus, among other issues. Curious how many have started applying to places like Kellogg, Molo, etc. or if there are words of wisdom on timing.

FWIW, I was a 1st year assoc at a DC firm, spent a year clerking on a COA (not 2/9/DC), and am now in district court (non-DC but close enough to see DC friends sometimes). Top 25-ish% from a non-HYS T14. Scared sh*tless based on people's results last year.


Not sure about how much of a need dc firms have this year but I think the time to apply is January/February. I applied to Kellogg and was told that their hiring process will start in February. Sidley said the same thing. Kirkland and Covington said January.


Yeah, it's a known risk. But I figure I'll let them reject me rather than the other way around. More curious about the dangers I don't know about (market conditions) that the ones I do (application may be a hail mary). Especially because market conditions/backlash from last year might affect all the places, not just the ones that are somewhat out of reach anyway.

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:33 pm

Kind of a basic question, but do you all recommend keeping or omitting your law school GPA from resumes during post-clerkship hiring?

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Kind of a basic question, but do you all recommend keeping or omitting your law school GPA from resumes during post-clerkship hiring?


Keep. Most firms will request an unofficial LS transcript.

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby LET'S GET IT » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:55 pm

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:23 pm

I’ve heard that several big firms in non-NYC major markets have started offering post-clerkship positions. Anyone else heard of big movement yet?

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:42 pm

Can confirm that Fried Frank is done with its interviews. Have seen other movement too

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Can confirm that Fried Frank is done with its interviews. Have seen other movement too


NYC or DC? Their NALP profile states that clerks shouldn't even apply until after January 1.

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:22 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Can confirm that Fried Frank is done with its interviews. Have seen other movement too


NYC or DC? Their NALP profile states that clerks shouldn't even apply until after January 1.


NYC. Perhaps they will do another round but as I said, can confirm that they interviewed a batch and have concluded that with offers forthcoming.

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:50 pm

I can confirm. Had an interview with FF recently. Excellent firm with excellent people. I hope I get an offer! I'll report back if I do. Fingers crossed!

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I can confirm. Had an interview with FF recently. Excellent firm with excellent people. I hope I get an offer! I'll report back if I do. Fingers crossed!


Hear anything yet? Was under impression this week would be decisions.

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:07 am

Anyone who applied to Susman post-clerk reception hear back?

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone who applied to Susman post-clerk reception hear back?


This was a NYC reception? When was it? Didn’t see an invitation to this one in chambers.

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:39 pm

I recently applied and was given an opportunity to interview. I did not go to one of the clerkship receptions, however.

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:12 pm

I attended both the clerkship reception AND the holiday party, schmoozed pretty unabashedly and applied. I haven't heard a peep. No dings, nothing. Of course, if you didn't max out the top of your class at Yale and clerk for SDNY and 2nd circuit at the exact same time, it's probably not going to happen.

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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:16 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I can confirm. Had an interview with FF recently. Excellent firm with excellent people. I hope I get an offer! I'll report back if I do. Fingers crossed!


Hear anything yet? Was under impression this week would be decisions.



Same but no. Nothing yet. Maybe no news is good news?




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