gobucks101 wrote: FalafelWaffle wrote:
gobucks101 wrote:demonstrates serious interest
I'm a 2L with a field placement in one of the metro counties and have offers from 3 other metro DA offices for the summer. I'm going to be light on you and your condescending tone because you don't know what you are talking about. I have had numerous conversations with the hiring ADAs in several offices. DAs number 1 interest when looking to hire is that you are interested in the work. Part of that interest is what you did in undergrad. Too many people apply to the DA because they missed out on the Big Law boat and they want to weed out people who don't have interest. Having a criminology major helps to show it was a piece of the long term plan and showing you wanted to be an ADA all along is ABSOLUTELY the number 1 thing they look for. F.
Thanks for being light on me, oh wise and magnanimous Two El. No shit what you did in undergrad (assuming you're coming from undergrad that is) is important. As I addressed in my comment, (which if you found condescending, you need to chill and buck up, among other things) of course it demonstrates interest. While I didn't major in Criminal Justice, I think my work experience and volunteering demonstrates that I am serious about an ADA career path. My POINT was that a CJ major can help demonstrate sincerity (in that you're not just applying because you didn't get biglaw), but that it's just one means of doing so, and in no way inherently "better," than, say, my own related work experience. Never in my life have I heard anyone say that a course of study counts more than work experience. I'm not saying that's what you implied-but that's what I was getting at, and which you seemed to take issue with. But thanks for going "light" on me, you're a condescending ass yourself.