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December 10, 2004


Texan from Tikrit

One striving to be the best they can possibly be is a wonderful life-long journey. One comparing themselves to others is a study in diminished self-esteem.

Texan from Tikrit

Another member of the elect

Agree with all that has been said. It was a great job. It opened lots of doors. I'm grateful for the opporunity. Etc.

But it still doesn't make law firm work any more interesting, or balancing family and work any easier, or putting the finishing touches on Law Review articles any less painful.

a member of the elect

There's a simple lesson here, actually: when you finish a Supreme Court clerkship, you should NOT take a job as an a lowly associate outside of DC. Outside of DC, SCT clerks are treated more or less like anyone else. Who wants that? Life as an associate usually stinks. Within DC, in contrast, firms treat SCT clerks as very special.

A3G--Push comes to shove it's always about people and relationships and love--not about status. The Elect are just as lonely as the rest of teeming humanity who have not learned that the American Dream is a myth. Money and Brookstone stuff and status pale in comparison to good friends and True Love. So start giving up the love to everyone around you and the rest will take care of itself.

a little bird

So mind-blowing, yet so obvious. This person once got to say "I am a f@%#&%! Supreme Court Clerk. Now s/he says, "I spend 16 hours per day writing variations of 'Defendant neither confirms nor denies the allegations contained in paragraph 12.'"

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