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Better School for SCOTUS Clerkship (NYLS or Florida Coastal)

Better School for SCOTUS Clerkship (NYLS or Florida Coastal)
« on: October 15, 2007, 01:04:39 PM »
I'm applying to law school now and I'm deciding between NYLS and Florida Coastal. Which would better position me for a SCOTUS clerkship? Geography doesn't matter; I am from the mid-west, but I have been told that for a good clerkship I need to go to one of the elite east coast schools.

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Re: Better School for SCOTUS Clerkship (NYLS or Florida Coastal)
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2007, 01:20:13 PM »
Florida Coastal is an up-and-coming school.  I think Clarence Thomas went there, so you'd have an in if you want work for him.

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Re: Better School for SCOTUS Clerkship (NYLS or Florida Coastal)
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2007, 03:36:53 PM »
  I think Clarence Thomas went there

Or Yale

Re: Better School for SCOTUS Clerkship (NYLS or Florida Coastal)
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2007, 04:15:39 PM »
If Clarence Thomas was white he would have had to go to Florida Coastal.

Re: Better School for SCOTUS Clerkship (NYLS or Florida Coastal)
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2007, 11:10:29 AM »
This thread is going downhill fast.

Re: Better School for SCOTUS Clerkship (NYLS or Florida Coastal)
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2007, 05:46:12 PM »
I'm applying to law school now and I'm deciding between NYLS and Florida Coastal. Which would better position me for a SCOTUS clerkship?

Neither school gives you any realistic chance of a SCOTUS clerkship.  That being said, your chances are higher at NYLS, which graduated one attorney who made it all the way to the SCOTUS: John Marshall Harlan (SCOTUS Associate Justice, 1955-1971).