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Court prestige

Court prestige
« on: July 11, 2008, 02:45:41 PM »


I'm trying to get a diff. take on rankings for courts that Im considering clerking for.  Ive got such a sharp wit and brilliant smile that theres no question I'll get any job I want, so I'm wondering how people would rank them. 
Federal appellate
Federal district-- SDNY, EDNY, NJ district
Tax court
Bankruptcy
International Trade
State supreme
State appellate
State trial



 

Re: Court prestige
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2008, 07:43:15 PM »
Supreme Court
Federal Appellate Court
Federal District Court/State Supreme Court (depends on the state)
World Court
Tax Court
Bankruptcy
International Trade Court
State Appellate Court
State Trial Court
Basketball Court
Moot Court
Food Court

TimMitchell

Re: Court prestige
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2008, 08:07:51 PM »
Supreme Court
Federal Appellate Court
Federal District Court/State Supreme Court (depends on the state)
World Court
Tax Court
Bankruptcy
International Trade Court
State Appellate Court
State Trial Court
Basketball Court
Moot Court
Food Court


Where does People's Court fit in?

Re: Court prestige
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2008, 08:21:36 PM »

Where does People's Court fit in?

The Wapner Court was the supreme Law of the Land, the law clerk for The Wapner Court had the golden ticket not just to BigLaw... but to the mythical BiggerLaw.  And if they graduated not just from a T14, but a T√π(∞), they could go to BiggestLaw.

The Koch and Sheindlin versions?  eh, below the Food Court, but slightly above Teen Court.... slightly.

TimMitchell

Re: Court prestige
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2008, 08:41:45 PM »

Where does People's Court fit in?

The Wapner Court was the supreme Law of the Land, the law clerk for The Wapner Court had the golden ticket not just to BigLaw... but to the mythical BiggerLaw.  And if they graduated not just from a T14, but a T√π(∞), they could go to BiggestLaw.

The Koch and Sheindlin versions?  eh, below the Food Court, but slightly above Teen Court.... slightly.

4.01/180-URM Shot at T√π(∞)?

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Re: Court prestige
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2008, 11:33:11 PM »
It depends somewhat on what you want to do.  If you're big in to tax, tax court goes higher.  If you're big into bankruptcy, bankruptcy goes higher.  If you're big in to appellate, maybe state appellate goes higher.  Also, a few other considerations: magistrate judges and court of federal claims.

Re: Court prestige
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2008, 06:42:09 AM »
Federal appellate is tough to get.  It helps if you did an internship with a district judge who can make  the call.  I think federal bankruptcy court is bomb, only because bankruptcy is such a varied field. 

Re: Court prestige
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2008, 11:56:33 AM »
Aspen, I dont know what 
BOMB means in your last post,