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Minnesota Court of Appeals
Judicial Law Clerk was asked...March 7, 2016

What is your class rank?

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Top 10% of my class

New Jersey Courts

The interview is primarily a personality test for the judge to see if he or she can get along with you for the next year. Sometimes they will have you talk to their current law clerk. It is important to remember that the law clerk started in September, so if you are interviewing close to September, keep in mind that the clerk probably hasn't been there for that long, but it is still important to make a good impression on them, because the judge can take their input into account to a greater or lesser degree.

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It really is about how well you get along with the judge. They saw your application, they are picking from a pool of candidates with generally similar skills, what they really want in my experience is to find people with whom they can work for the next year. It can be stressful, but if you relax and be yourself you should be fine. Less

Collins Collins Muir & Stewart

Asked you to explain your resume.

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Did a walk through of each experience entry in the resume.

New Jersey Courts

work experience, reasons for pursuing clerkship, long term goals, discussion of writing sample

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recited a brief overview of my resume, elevator pitch, stated the obvious benefits to clerking Less

New Jersey Courts

Why do you want to pursue a career in family law?

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I discussed how I liked the personal aspect to family law and how I feel like practicing in family law you are able to make a difference in someone's life. Less

US Department of Labor

Where I saw myself working in five years

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Working on either side.

New Jersey Courts

Do you know what a motion is?

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Yes.

DC Courts

How are you able to multi-task?

United States Federal Courts

Why did you go to law school?

Vernis & Bowling of Miami, P.A.

What i am looking to gain most out of my experience there.

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