UVa Vs UMich for Federal Gov't jobs

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UVA or UMich better for Federal Gov't jobs

UVa
15
50%
UMich
8
27%
Both Equal
7
23%
 
Total votes: 30

realpolitik88
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UVa Vs UMich for Federal Gov't jobs

Postby realpolitik88 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:48 pm

Hello all,

Currently deciding between UVa and UMich (both at sticker). Aspirations for Federal Gov't work, specifically DOJ. Any specific advantages to either law school for individuals aspiring for prestigious federal work?

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Re: UVa Vs UMich for Federal Gov't jobs

Postby paulinaporizkova » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:49 pm

i voted equal but actually i kinda wanna change my vote to UVa for proximity reasons

showNprove
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Re: UVa Vs UMich for Federal Gov't jobs

Postby showNprove » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:07 pm

Both do very well, but I think UVa has a slight edge and a great advantage with proximity to DC. You can drive to a DOJ open house, let alone an interview.

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vanwinkle
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Re: UVa Vs UMich for Federal Gov't jobs

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:07 pm

showNprove wrote:Both do very well, but I think UVa has a slight edge and a great advantage with proximity to DC. You can drive to a DOJ open house, let alone an interview.

This. I think it's the tiebreaker on otherwise comparable schools.

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buckilaw
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Re: UVa Vs UMich for Federal Gov't jobs

Postby buckilaw » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:10 pm

The proximity to DC probably gives UVA an edge.

bdubs
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Re: UVa Vs UMich for Federal Gov't jobs

Postby bdubs » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:11 pm

realpolitik88 wrote:Hello all,

Currently deciding between UVa and UMich (both at sticker). Aspirations for Federal Gov't work, specifically DOJ. Any specific advantages to either law school for individuals aspiring for prestigious federal work?



You should get money at Michigan based on the numbers in your profile (probably 54k over 3 years).

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Re: UVa Vs UMich for Federal Gov't jobs

Postby dabbadon8 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:15 pm

bdubs wrote:
realpolitik88 wrote:Hello all,

Currently deciding between UVa and UMich (both at sticker). Aspirations for Federal Gov't work, specifically DOJ. Any specific advantages to either law school for individuals aspiring for prestigious federal work?



You should get money at Michigan based on the numbers in your profile (probably 54k over 3 years).


+1 This will likely make the difference. Though at equal money the proximity would favor UVA but it is not 54k worth of a difference at least to me.

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Re: UVa Vs UMich for Federal Gov't jobs

Postby BruceWayne » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:49 am

I'd go UVA. But realize that the grades that you get once you get there are the real deciding factor. DOJ is one of those things that's so selective that you almost can't set it as a goal until after you get a set of grades back. Divisions like Criminal get applications from the best of the best.




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