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Canadian Pursuing a Clerkship Position in the United States

Hey guys,

Canadians, as nationals of a country allied with the US in a defense effort, can be hired and paid with federally appropriated funds and thereby qualify for positions in the judiciary.  However, does anyone realistically know of any non-citizens who have succesfully received a decent clerkship position in the United States?  As much as the idea of being a trailblazer appeals to me, I'm hesitant to sink a ton of time into this process if my chances are next to nill by virtue of my citizenship alone.

Thanks!


Re: Canadian Pursuing a Clerkship Position in the United States
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2009, 11:19:33 AM »
Hey guys,

Canadians, as nationals of a country allied with the US in a defense effort, can be hired and paid with federally appropriated funds and thereby qualify for positions in the judiciary.  However, does anyone realistically know of any non-citizens who have succesfully received a decent clerkship position in the United States?  As much as the idea of being a trailblazer appeals to me, I'm hesitant to sink a ton of time into this process if my chances are next to nill by virtue of my citizenship alone.

Thanks!



This is entirely anecdotal, but I met a 3L JD/MA student this year in one of my graduate courses who secured a position in the state of New York.

I didn't ask for the specifics of her clerkship, nor did she volunteer them, so take this with a grain of salt.

Re: Canadian Pursuing a Clerkship Position in the United States
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2009, 11:26:51 AM »
Thanks Thales.  You're the most ridiculously knowledgeable 0L in history.

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Re: Canadian Pursuing a Clerkship Position in the United States
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2009, 11:39:43 AM »
Thanks Thales.  You're the most ridiculously knowledgeable 0L in history.

Talking out of one's ass constitutes knowledge these days? :P

[ya know I'm just Joshin' you...Thales]

Re: Canadian Pursuing a Clerkship Position in the United States
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2009, 11:48:51 AM »
Aw.

You guys make me feel all spikey and rageful inside.