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thexfactor
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Chances of getting a DOJ or SEC 2L summer position

Postby thexfactor » Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:36 pm

What are my chances of getting a DOJ or SEC position for my 2nd summer?

t50 10-12%
econ background.
1l summer big law firm intern non paid.

Does transfering up help my chances?
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Re: Chances of getting a DOJ or SEC 2L summer position

Postby ggocat » Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:55 pm

Volunteer = very good chance. SLIP/paid = possible. Go ahead and apply. Application/effort is worth it, IMO.

Any prior government work?

thexfactor wrote:Does transfering up help my chances?

Probably not unless it's T14 or T30+ in same location as DOJ/SEC office (DC or regional).

/speculation.

Good luck.

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Re: Chances of getting a DOJ or SEC 2L summer position

Postby Illinifan05 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:02 pm

I just saw this thread and was interested so I hope you don't mind if I ask about myself as well. I'm very interested in working for the SEC in DC (or a regional office) either after 1L or 2L. I have a Master's in Accounting, taking CPA now, and will be starting at Northwestern in the Fall. Unfortunately, my only prior work experience is a couple summer internships (one being Big 4). What do you guys think?

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Re: Chances of getting a DOJ or SEC 2L summer position

Postby thexfactor » Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:07 pm

ggocat wrote:Volunteer = very good chance. SLIP/paid = possible. Go ahead and apply. Application/effort is worth it, IMO.

Any prior government work?

thexfactor wrote:Does transfering up help my chances?

Probably not unless it's T14 or T30+ in same location as DOJ/SEC office (DC or regional).

/speculation.

Good luck.


Hmm ok. I am looking to transfer to washu, ucla, gt or michigan. I dont think i have a very good chance at michigan. I think i have a shot at ucla and gt. Based off of previous numbers, I think i am looking good at washu.

How do you think that will factor in?

No i have not ever worked for a gov agency beforel.

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Re: Chances of getting a DOJ or SEC 2L summer position

Postby thesealocust » Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:10 pm

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Re: Chances of getting a DOJ or SEC 2L summer position

Postby ggocat » Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:26 pm

thexfactor wrote:Hmm ok. I am looking to transfer to washu, ucla, gt or michigan. I dont think i have a very good chance at michigan. I think i have a shot at ucla and gt. Based off of previous numbers, I think i am looking good at washu.

How do you think that will factor in?

No i have not ever worked for a gov agency beforel.

Hard to tell how UCLA and WUSTL will affect your chances. Also, I misspoke earlier. Of course any move up should increase your chances, but I don't think a move up to a non-T14 outside the region you want to practice would make a huge difference.

Also, PM sent.

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Re: Chances of getting a DOJ or SEC 2L summer position

Postby thexfactor » Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:29 pm

ggocat wrote:
thexfactor wrote:Hmm ok. I am looking to transfer to washu, ucla, gt or michigan. I dont think i have a very good chance at michigan. I think i have a shot at ucla and gt. Based off of previous numbers, I think i am looking good at washu.

How do you think that will factor in?

No i have not ever worked for a gov agency beforel.

Hard to tell how UCLA and WUSTL will affect your chances. Also, I misspoke earlier. Of course any move up should increase your chances, but I don't think a move up to a non-T14 outside the region you want to practice would make a huge difference.

Also, PM sent.


Thanks.


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