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judicial or appellate clerkship 7 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 0  
I would prefer to clerk for a trial court to learn the procedure of litigation and arguing a case in front of a jury. I have an opportunity to clerk for an appellate judge and i am wonder if i will just be doing research and writing or actually learn how to litigate a case. Thoughts?
 
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Re:judicial or appellate clerkship 7 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 0  
Take what you can get. You will make great contacts at either. I would lean toward the appellate clerkship as i think that employers are looking for superior writing skills. You will get plenty of trial experience at a law firm.
 
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Re:judicial or appellate clerkship 7 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 0  
nic, did you decide? Just curious
 
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Re:judicial or appellate clerkship 7 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 1  
Appellate court clerks get the bets of both worlds. Appellate law clerks see well written briefs, learn from experienced trial attorneys, see trials in front of judges and interesting issues. Either choice is win-win.
 
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Since i dont have any other offers or options, i will be clerking for the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals as an unpaid interrn. Its something!
 
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I clerked for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals 2 years ago. It was the best experience and i am still in contact with people from the court.
 
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