Saturday, February 16, 2013

Looks like you should be applying now...

At least from the reports in most circuits, it seems there is at least one circuit court judge in each circuit who is already hiring for 2014, if not already done. (I don't think I've seen district court slots pop up yet.)

Still, we don't have reports yet from 2d, 3d, 8th or 10th, or Federal Circuit. Come on, folks, don't be shy! Even if they're not already interviewing, some sense of where they are likely to be in the next couple months would be great.

For those who don't plan to apply to circuit courts, check out the states page -- there are some great tips there about hiring in states that have term clerks (particularly because the states seem to be able to impose a little more order on their systems than is apparent in the federal judicial system).

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Thanks to Howard Bashman and PrawfsBlawg for getting the word out... we're getting some good information trickling in. Tell your friends, post it on your blog, send it to your listserv. And thanks to those who have already posted some information - every bit helps.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Clerkship Quest

If you're a law professor, or a law student, you may have heard that the DC Circuit has announced on its website it is no longer following the Hiring Plan.

Anticipating that other federal judges may follow suit (if they weren't already), we thought it might be useful to start a blog similar to the PrawfsBlawg hiring threads, on which students, clerks, and others can report (anonymously - or not) where judges are in their hiring process, as well as other gossip for the collective good. We'll be relying on your comments here to provide a clearinghouse of information to all involved.

We've set up pages by circuit, but the comments apply to appellate, district and even magistrate courts in that circuit. There's also a page for state court, and a page for questions. Post a comment on the appropriate page if you have information about whether a judge has (a) posted a position, (b) called candidates, (c) interviewed and (d) made offers. If you want to post anonymously, as with PrawfsBlawg, you can use or some such thing.

For those who are relying on this information -- as always, take it with a grain of salt, and rely on it at your own risk, or make your own calls to confirm the information.

We might also discuss tips on getting hired, trends, judicial vacancies, and other related matters if there's time...