Nebby wrote:existentialcrisis wrote:I was under the impression that one of the most common ways to get a government gig was by lateralling from biglaw lit?
Either way. Uva is the right choice.
Not really. That's typically only the case if you want to be an AUSA in a competitive district (SDNY, NDCA, etc.)
It happens in other agencies too, like SEC, as long as there's some practice area that both biglaw and the feds work in.
WheninLaw wrote:Yeah, you are both probably right, although I think that unless the schools in question include Yale or Stanford, "getting a federal clerkship" should not be a large consideration. Both the possibility of attaining one and the placements between schools is just too slim.
Definitely agree with the bolded.