General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: MP's Thread, or how to get paid $75K to sit around: also known as UChicago 2010« on: August 22, 2009, 09:43:59 PM »
I was surprised by this.
Is that because people think the clerkship market is going to be more competitive? Or what?
For a variety of reasons but mainly that a clerkship is a great way to wait out the job market if you're deferred/no-offered. Additionally, a number of people in our class had no jobs to get deferred/no-offered from this summer, so why not? I imagined ITE that more marginal candidates would apply, even if it was to less competitive clerkships like magistrates, etc...