« on: June 12, 2008, 09:00:36 AM »
Thanks for the info, Jacy85. On a related note, I am interested in trying to clerk for a federal judge after I graduate. If I end up doing that and finish with a higher GPA by the time I graduate, am I to assume that can help my chances as well when I apply to firms afterwards? (What exactly is the process/timeline for people interested in firm jobs who are doing judicial clerkships after graduation? Do they secure jobs before their clerkship? Do they wait until the following summer?). Also, are LLM programs (if I actually am interested in them) help at all? I know Tax LLMs are quite common (though honestly I don't think I'm that interested) but I figure I should at least know about these things if I end up changing my mind.
Yellowbrickroad, I believe they do have some sort of lottery system (I'm actually meeting with my adviser today to get a better understanding of the whole process). In general, when discussing working for them, is it acceptable for me to say things like "I had a good first semester, but I dropped, I intend on working harder and have law firm experience and got onto law review", that kind of schtick? How do you feel I can convey that I'm worth giving a chance even if my grades dropped a bit last semester? Thanks in advance.