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Clerkship Info/Stats
« on: February 04, 2007, 03:57:32 PM »
Hey, I was wondering where I can find information on various LS's placement rates for clerkships, as well as perhaps more detailed information on which courts/judges their students are clerking with. This would be very helpful, as I'm very interested in clerking post-LS...thanks  :)

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Re: Clerkship Info/Stats
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2007, 04:03:50 PM »
Good question. I'm not entirely sure where you could find that information in a centralized location. I know certain schools have anecdotal repuations for placing well at the federal COA/Supreme Court (mostly T-14s), but for lower federal and especially state & local, this can be really idiosyncratic. I know I've heard that here in MA, Northeastern is particularly good at placing people with state courts and courts of special jurisdiction. But as far at statistics, I'm stumped...

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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2007, 04:44:28 PM »
Thanks for the input. Yeah, I don't really know if there's any centralized source for what I'm looking for but I thought there would be. There's this blog about Supreme Court clerkships (and other courts too I believe) that has some good info.

http://underneaththeirrobes.blogs.com/main/

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Re: Clerkship Info/Stats
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2007, 04:47:59 PM »
Schools usually keep lists and will provide if you ask.

This blog (http://www.lawclerkaddict.blogspot.com/) has info about appellate court clerks. Recent updates include a breakdown by school of what percentage clerks in US COA and which judges hired students from which schools for this past year. 

If you have access to Westlaw you can search the WLD-Judges database by school name to get an idea of how many alumni are judges.  I think Lexis has a similar database.

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Re: Clerkship Info/Stats
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2007, 04:57:44 PM »
Thanks for the input. Yeah, I don't really know if there's any centralized source for what I'm looking for but I thought there would be. There's this blog about Supreme Court clerkships (and other courts too I believe) that has some good info.

http://underneaththeirrobes.blogs.com/main/

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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2007, 05:03:27 PM »
Daddy's a Crazy Conservative Hank, beware!

AEI does good work. 
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2007, 05:09:18 PM »
Daddy's a Crazy Conservative Hank, beware!

AEI does good work. 

He and Cheney are good buddies.

O good point.  He must be evil. 
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Re: Clerkship Info/Stats
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2007, 05:09:54 PM »
Daddy's a Crazy Conservative Hank, beware!

Isn't that right up his alley?

Daddy's a Crazy Conservative Hank, beware!

AEI does good work. 

Perhaps, though they also offer $10,000 to anyone who can debunk global warming.  Sounds like a last-ditch move of desperation on their part.
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Re: Clerkship Info/Stats
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2007, 05:11:27 PM »
Daddy's a Crazy Conservative Hank, beware!

AEI does good work. 

A prof who wrote one of my LORs was working at AEI, so he probably knows the dad and hook you up...?  :D

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Re: Clerkship Info/Stats
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2007, 05:11:47 PM »
Alright guys, back on topic though...thanks for all the help so far.