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Job Search / Re: what do i need to do for a SCOTUS clerkship?
« on: February 27, 2008, 04:49:29 AM »
thanks for the detailed procedural information. as for my chances: i remember when all the doctors said i would never play the flugelhorn again after my accident, so i don't pay attention to people who tell me my goals are impossible.

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FYI, you spelled JUVENILE wrong in the post heading!

the death penalty is jejune and vile. also unconstitutional.

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Job Search / Re: what do i need to do for a SCOTUS clerkship?
« on: February 22, 2008, 06:45:59 AM »
anyway, maybe i should just focus on getting *on* the supreme court, instead. my school is higher-ranked than howard, and they got a guy on there. i think presidents are less selective with their SCOTUS appointments (and the senate with ratification) than the justices are with their clerkships.

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Job Search / Re: what do i need to do for a SCOTUS clerkship?
« on: February 22, 2008, 06:41:36 AM »
read mr. galt's statement. he's not being serious - he's mocking me.

No he's not.  What part of his statement is mocking you. It's possible to get a federal clerkship from a T4 (very hard, but also very possible).  It's also possible to turn this into a CoA clerkship.  How is he mocking you?  Also, you go to a T2 not a T4.

i guess you're right if T4 and T6 refer to HYSC and HYSCCN. i read him as joking about tier 6. also, the presence of creighton and pepperdine on the list.

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Job Search / Re: what do i need to do for a SCOTUS clerkship?
« on: February 19, 2008, 04:46:32 PM »
read mr. galt's statement. he's not being serious - he's mocking me.

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Job Search / Re: what do i need to do for a SCOTUS clerkship?
« on: February 19, 2008, 02:11:28 PM »
thanks for the feedback, esp. to lloyd and john galt, who alone addressed my question.

from the gossip website i was referred to, i see that i have another limitation that i hadn't reckoned with: i'm not quite a superhottie. but that can be remedied with some surgery and an improved exercise regimen. i'm not ready to accept defeat yet, in spite of the undoubtedly sincere and well-founded skepticism that some of you have expressed about my chances.

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Current Law Students / Re: What to read over the summer to prepare for IL??
« on: February 18, 2008, 01:08:36 PM »
a civil action is somewhat useful for civ pro purposes. so is "the buffalo creek disaster." don't watch the movie "a civil action" - it gets civil procedure wrong, and it's a bad movie.

as far as study aids, look at the examples and explanations series and do the exercises.

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Job Search / what do i need to do for a SCOTUS clerkship?
« on: February 17, 2008, 08:13:11 PM »
hi there.

i'm looking for advice. i recently got it in my head that i'd like to get a clerkship on the U.S. supreme court, preferably with justice scalia. i'm a 2L at a high t2, and have a good GPA (3.60). i'm not especially interested in constitutional law, but i'd be willing to take some more courses in it if it helps. i'm not on any journal, but i'm a good writer, and used to be editor of my school newspaper.

i'm not U.S. citizen, but i could probably stay in country if i wanted to. i'm also a leftist. i worked for legal aid last summer and will work for a union this summer.

i realize there may be some obstacles, and that other people may be better qualified than me on paper. but i get girls who are way out of my league, so why not jobs? so i need advice - what can i do to persuade justice sclia (or whomever?) that i should get the clerkship?


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there's CPT - curricular practical training. unlike OPT, it's not finite, but it requires you to get a school-approved internship for your summer work. i had no problem getting my law school to set up my summer job as an internship - i just had to write a report at the end of the summer about what i learned, and i had to pay $1300 to get a summer credit.

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Current Law Students / Re: need help/advice
« on: January 28, 2008, 05:53:06 AM »
send your grades. they won't think you're a moron. if you don't send your grades, they'll think you're unprofessional. if it makes you feel better, you can add a note explaining that you're disappointed with the grades, but you intend to do whatever it takes to do better in the future.

definitely get both LEEWS and the guerilla guide. be prepared to not earn income this summer, but make the most of the opportunity to gain legal experience. if you got good grades in undergrad, you must have what it takes to bounce back.

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