twenty wrote:Here's what they say:Selections are made based on many elements of a candidate’s background including a demonstrated commitment to government service, academic achievement, leadership, law review or moot court experience, legal aid and clinical experience, past employment, and extracurricular activities that relate to the work of Justice and the relevant component.
Here are the things that are most important, based on anecdata and insight from a former hiring official over there:
Reinstatement (this is super rare) > Veteran's Preference*/Serious past DOJ WE >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Grades > School name > Quality/length/relevance of prior WE > Law review/Moot Court/Clinical Experience > "Leadership" and "Commitment" demonstrated through club participation/management, for example.
*They don't give straight-up points like other agencies, but it's still a huge factor.
So you're saying that one time I volunteered to clean up my local park won't impress them? Dang. I was thinking that after law school, one could find work at a Big Law firm that has a white collar crime practice then lateral to the DOJ.