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...


  1. Any news on any hires/interviews of 2Ls? Are folks sending out resumes ASAP?

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