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Re: What would you consider a diploma mill?
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2006, 03:27:11 PM »
Hmmm....maybe. You just need to be in the top half to get a tier-appropriate job and to get into the top decile for a job a tier higher(or to get a SCOTUS clerkship if you are T14). That's what I figure.

you need to be in the top 5 people at harvard to have a shot at SCOTUS and the top 3 everywhere else in the T14
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Re: What would you consider a diploma mill?
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2006, 03:30:41 PM »
Top decile at a T14 isn't enough? I would say top 5% @ HaYaStCoChiNY and maybe VaPenn then? So maybe twice as longitudial and latidudially exclusive, T7 5%?

scouts clerks are managing editor or editor in chief of the law review plus being in the top 3 or 5 people in the class plus outstanding recommendations from professors that know the feeder judges and or the scotus justice
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Re: What would you consider a diploma mill?
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2006, 03:51:44 PM »
So basically the top 1% at YHS.

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Re: What would you consider a diploma mill?
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2006, 03:55:05 PM »
So basically the top 1% at YHS.

Plus extras.  And there are SCOTUS clerks from other schools.  Basically you have to be an absolute rockstar to even have a chance.  And even then, you probably don't have a chance.

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Re: What would you consider a diploma mill?
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2006, 04:04:16 PM »
So basically the top 1% at YHS.

Plus extras.  And there are SCOTUS clerks from other schools.  Basically you have to be an absolute rockstar to even have a chance.  And even then, you probably don't have a chance.

chicago is about as good as stanford, and both are a cut below YH. a cut below that is everything else, but you still have a chance from all the top schools
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Re: What would you consider a diploma mill?
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2006, 05:10:29 PM »
So, basically you have to be at a top class, at a top school AND a crony.

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Re: What would you consider a diploma mill?
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2006, 07:30:42 PM »
So, basically you have to be at a top class, at a top school AND a crony.

not necesarily a political crony, but they are definitely looking for people with relatively traditional legal perspectives
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Re: What would you consider a diploma mill?
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2006, 07:32:15 PM »

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Re: What would you consider a diploma mill?
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2006, 04:42:32 PM »
Hmmm....maybe. You just need to be in the top half to get a tier-appropriate job and to get into the top decile for a job a tier higher(or to get a SCOTUS clerkship if you are T14). That's what I figure.

you need to be in the top 5 people at harvard to have a shot at SCOTUS and the top 3 everywhere else in the T14

considering that HLS sends about 9 people per year, the number is a little off.  but I agree with the sentiments that it's top school + very high in the class + something else of interest (rhodes, friends with former clerk, etc)

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Re: What would you consider a diploma mill?
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2006, 05:26:28 PM »
Hmmm....maybe. You just need to be in the top half to get a tier-appropriate job and to get into the top decile for a job a tier higher(or to get a SCOTUS clerkship if you are T14). That's what I figure.

you need to be in the top 5 people at harvard to have a shot at SCOTUS and the top 3 everywhere else in the T14

considering that HLS sends about 9 people per year, the number is a little off.  but I agree with the sentiments that it's top school + very high in the class + something else of interest (rhodes, friends with former clerk, etc)

realistically its like the top 5 people plus the top editorial positions plus the 1 or 2 people with the best possible recommendations. but being in the top 5 people is probably the easier path
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