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joq888

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Clerkships: State v. Federal
« on: July 14, 2011, 06:51:25 PM »
I'm applying for federal clerkships in SF (where I go to school), LA, DC, and NY. I have extern experience at NY state Supreme (trial level, there) and 9th circuit district court. I basically want to keep my geographic options open for the long-run and i'm wondering how much a state clerkship will limit my prospects if I decide to go somewhere else. Specifically, the judge I externed for in NY introduced me to an appellate level judge that he's very good friends with. he's been a wonderful reference for me, and i think i have a shot. but will i be "stuck" in ny? will chances of getting hired after that in CA be diminished? thanks

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Re: Clerkships: State v. Federal
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2011, 12:06:18 PM »
I'm wondering how much a state clerkship will limit my prospects if I decide to go somewhere else...

None.

will i be "stuck" in ny? will chances of getting hired after that in CA be diminished? thanks

No.  Even though a CA clerkship would be more valuable if you're planning on practicing in CA, a clerkship from any state is valuable.



Not sure why your thread is entitled "Clerkships: State v. Federal"  If you're asking whether a federal clerkship would make you more marketable, the answer is "yes."