It is an excellent credential for career advancement, and the hours and workload are very reasonable. Having the opportunity to work for a federal judge, especially at the beginning of my legal, is a wonderful opportunity. Most importantly, the job opens doors in both the public and private sectors that would not otherwise be available to a young attorney.
The job pays a fraction of what law school peers will earn at big law firms. While the salary is obviously a drawback, you will be able to make some of this money back if you chose to go to big law after your clerkship with a nice fat signing bonus.
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good for getting to know local bar
more isolating than firm work (small chambers)
difficult to balance administrative tasks with substantive work
Great people, fantastic new building, and lots of interesting work. There is also a great cafeteria on the 7th floor that has tasty food. Couldn't have had a better summer.
There can be a little bit of bureaucracy. A lot of the people can be worried about their own job than they are about making things run smoother or more efficiently. Also, the building is not very green.
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