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General Board / Re: 2L activities
« on: April 02, 2008, 04:08:13 PM »
by activities i mean journal, moot, clinics, lexis/west rep, judicial internship, etc. i'm sure there are others i haven't even heard of.

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General Board / 2L activities
« on: April 02, 2008, 04:07:25 PM »
i'll be a 2L next year and our class is getting a flood of information about things we can do during the next school year. journal and moot court seem to be the obvious top choices. does anyone have thoughts about which other activities stand out among the others in terms of usefulness, relevance to real life, attractiveness to employers, etc? i'm curious to know what other people think.

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1L job search / Re: judicial internship
« on: January 18, 2008, 03:03:28 AM »
I go to a school somewhere in the #18-28 range (trying to remain anonymous), which I believe has a decent national rep for its ranking, whatever that means. i'll probably take the offer in california, but i'll look into splitting the summer. thanks for your comments!

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1L job search / Re: judicial internship
« on: January 17, 2008, 05:11:36 PM »
hey, i'm trying to decide between offers to intern for a USDC judge in california and a state supreme court judge in a small new england state. i prefer coming back to california after graduation. all in all, do the potential networking connections and so forth *really* matter when weighing these options? i don't mind staying in new england for the summer.

These are my general categories.  Of course, others may disagree.  The firms might be ranked lower or higher than the others, depending on how much you would like the money.

1)  Biglaw, USCOA judge, or extremely rare federal government position (Solicitor General, etc. mostly only to 2L or 3L).
2)  Midlaw, USDC judge, state supreme court judge, other federal government position (US attorney, other DOJ, non-DOJ).
3)  Small firm that pays, state appellate court judge, rare state government position (AG office, Governor's offfice, etc.), or
other US judges (magistrate, bankruptcy, tax, immigration, federal claims - however, some of these will be in the higher category if you plan on specializing in that area of law)

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1L job search / Re: Magistrate Judge
« on: January 14, 2008, 07:00:43 AM »
bump. anyone know the answer to this? i've been wondering the same thing.

If a summer with a USCOA judge is most sought after, USDC judge is second most sought after, state supreme court judge third...where does a summer with a USDC magistrate judge fall?

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1L job search / firms
« on: December 27, 2007, 01:16:13 AM »
i've heard various things from different people and want to clear it up -- is the first week of january absolutely too late to get serious consideration from the bigger firms for 1L summer positions?

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Transferring / GW to california
« on: December 18, 2007, 11:12:35 AM »
i like my school but i want to get back to california. where would i probably need to place in my class to transfer from a school like GW (#20-25 ish) to Boalt, UCLA or USC?

if i'm near the top of my class, is it even practical for me to transfer to UCLA/USC (15-16)? the disparity isn't as huge as it would be to Boalt.

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1L job search / judicial internship
« on: December 13, 2007, 12:38:02 AM »
hi all,

recently shot a few judicial internships apps to my home state and have one interview set up over winter break with a federal district judge. in terms of "ranking" 1L summer experiences, where does this stand? i've heard that getting a judicial internship with a judge at the (federal) court of appeals is comparable to working in biglaw. where would an internship with a district judge stand?

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