Hi there Gents,
I thought I'd just let you fine fellows into some good news from VA. I am indeed packing this show up and heading to DC. I have accepted a position to clerk for the Honorable Robert J. Yock of the United States Court of Federal Claims. YAY! In addition to clerking for judge Yock, I will also be working on a History of the Court project, which I am really excited about. My Hillsdale, history degree had a big part in my getting this job. I had to interview with 3 different judges for this position and all three said "oh Hillsdale, excellent school!"
I will probably be starting with the Court by the end of April - I'm just trying to find a place to stay in DC at the moment.
For those who may not know, the USCFC is a limited jurisdiction, trial court, that hears monetary claims against the Fed Govt not arising in tort. The big three areas they hear are Govt Contracts, Tax cases, and Takings Clause cases. They also have jurisdiction over assorted other various types of cases in a hodgepodge of jurisdiction - much of which will be the subject of my historical research.
Anyway, that's what's up with me.