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I am at a lower T1 and got a COA clerkship without being on the editorial board.  I am top 2%; I know that the EIC this past year got a COA clerkship and her grades were not nearly as high.  So, I'd guess that editorial board or very high grades would be enough for students from my school.

Current Law Students / Clerkships and Law firm offers
« on: July 23, 2008, 09:21:52 PM »
If you have an offer at a lawfirm and then accept a clerkship, how does this usually affect the offer?  Are they generally kept open; do most people accept an offer before starting the clerkship?  Has anyone heard of a firm giving an offer, and then rescinding after they accepted a clerkship.  I'm curious if firms are hesitant to pay the clerkship bonus to someone they may have given an offer to just to make sure their NALP form looked good.

Current Law Students / Re: Denied law review
« on: July 23, 2008, 09:16:45 PM »
The importance of Law Review all depends on which school you go to. If you are T14, don't worry.  It you are outside the Top 30, BigLaw may now be quite a reach.

Job Search / Re: Top x%....
« on: April 05, 2008, 10:41:55 AM »
I go to a tier one school and a handful of the big New York firms asked for only the top 5%

I mean journals that publish articles by students who attend other schools.  My journal won't publish student written work except for a few notes from current journal members.

Can anyone direct me to a list of journals that are willing to publish articles written by current law students?

Job Search / Re: NY court of appeals clerkship
« on: March 22, 2008, 05:43:10 PM »
I'm curious about this myself.  I've always heard that a state supreme court clerkship is as competitive as a federal district clerkship.  Since it is NY, arguably the most competitive market in the country, would it be more competitive/prestigious than a district court clerkship?

Current Law Students / Re: Did you use an admissions consultant??
« on: March 08, 2008, 06:45:09 PM »
sounds like a waste of 1500 bucks to me.  LSAT + GPA pretty determines pretty much everything unless you are a borderline candidate.

Current Law Students / Federal Clerkship letters of reccomendation
« on: March 06, 2008, 04:51:33 PM »
What do you think is better, getting a letter from a professor with name recognition that doesn't really know you enough to say anything more than "he was prepared for class and got an A on my exam," or from a former non-legal employer or legal aid clinic supervisor who knows you well? 

Current Law Students / 4th semester grades for clerkship apps
« on: February 27, 2008, 08:44:47 PM »
When applying for federal clerkships are the applications generally due before 4th semester grades come out (late June) or after? 

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