sd5289 wrote:BlueLotus wrote:Anyone have experience applying for EOIR? What are they looking for?
I actually got pretty far with them through SLIP before I withdrew my application because the USAO just made far more sense than EOIR (sucked giving up the SLIP though). To get as far as I did in SLIP, I had a couple of years worth of immigration law (VAWA, U-Visa, T-Visa, adjustment of status, naturalization, etc.) and can honestly call myself "interested" in doing the work. So I think they're at least looking for prior direct experience as well as an articulate reason as to why you're interested in them. That seemed to get me through the door. But it's not my life's passion, which is why I opted for USAO over them.
I was an alternate with EOIR last year. I think I ultimately didn't get it because I do not speak a word of Spanish and they have only ever hired Spanish speaking Boalt grads. I also picked a writing sample on the advice of our CDO that I didn't think was a good demonstration of my abilities and I should have gone with my gut and picked my best writing. That's just speculation though.