Chicago Biglaw After Clerking Four Years?

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Chicago Biglaw After Clerking Four Years?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:17 pm

Hey y'all,

I am wondering how hard it will be for me to find a Biglaw litigation gig in Chicago after clerking for four years (2-yr D.Ct + 2-yr COA terms) in a Midwest state (think MN, MI, IA, OH).

I graduated in the Top 5 in my class from a Big 10 law school (not Northwestern or Michigan), and I was on the flagship journal.

Thoughts? I am would be expecting to come in as a third year, but don't really care much about the seniority aspect of clerking.

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Re: Chicago Biglaw After Clerking Four Years?

Postby QContinuum » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:35 pm

I'd say you have a very good shot, given the CoA clerkship on your resume. Apply broadly and you should get a number of bites.

If you did PI/government both 1L and 2L summers, be prepared to explain why you're interested in BigLaw now.

Best of luck!

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Re: Chicago Biglaw After Clerking Four Years?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:42 am

Last year, Winston Chicago hired a four-year clerk as a third year (Ill SC + 7th Cir.).

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Re: Chicago Biglaw After Clerking Four Years?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:58 pm

QContinuum is right on, on all counts.



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