August 09, 2004

Let Me Hear Ya Say Article III

by PG

One of my friends just finished his clerkship for a federal appellate judge, and is, even as I post, packing up his apartment and heading back to the East Coast, where he will make enough money to pay back his law school loans.

At the other end of the clerking tunnel is blogcrush Milbarge, who is "going to be starting a clerkship for a federal appellate judge in less than a month" and looking for advice:

So I'll ask any readers who have worked as a clerk, at any level, what they wish they had known when they started the job. What would you do differently? What mistakes did you make? What were your favorite parts of the job, and how would you recommend I ensure I have those experiences as well? If there are any prompts I have not entered, feel free to substitute your own. I crave general advice. I understand that some of this will be judge-dependent, or job-dependent if you're work is for a different court. But I appreciate any help you can offer. Thanks.

August 9, 2004 12:05 AM | TrackBack


Posted by: Matto Ichiban at August 9, 2004 01:48 AM

I clerked in district court twenty years ago, here in Manhattan. Best job I ever had. I'd say the single most important thing is to like the judge you are going to be working for, and that is a decision you have to make when you are interviewing.

Posted by: Stuart at August 11, 2004 12:11 PM
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