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NY DA v SEC Honors Program

Postby gdin » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:52 pm

Which would be better for 2L summer? I assume SEC but was curious as to people's thoughts.

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Re: NY DA v SEC Honors Program

Postby vamedic03 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:00 pm

gdin wrote:Which would be better for 2L summer? I assume SEC but was curious as to people's thoughts.


Um... If you want to do prosecution then NY DA. If you want to do securities regulation or civil litigation then SEC. In terms of prestige, especially if you're talking Manhattan DA, they're equal - but, they're very different.

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Re: NY DA v SEC Honors Program

Postby flcath » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:08 pm

vamedic03 wrote:
gdin wrote:Which would be better for 2L summer? I assume SEC but was curious as to people's thoughts.


Um... If you want to do prosecution then NY DA. If you want to do securities regulation or civil litigation then SEC. In terms of prestige, especially if you're talking Manhattan DA, they're equal - but, they're very different.

How selective is the NY county DA summer gig? Yes, I know it's the most selective office in the country--blah blah blah, you don't need to impress me (I already am)--but in terms of selectivity, what seems to be the floor for getting into the program?

Regardless of the answer, the SEC is clearly the more prestigious program in the eyes of most.

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Re: NY DA v SEC Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:22 pm

DANY is hyper-selective, but not in the firm sense. They don't care about what school you went to and your GPA is only one of about 8 factors (I interned with below median grades from non-t14).

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Re: NY DA v SEC Honors Program

Postby vamedic03 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:01 am

flcath wrote:
vamedic03 wrote:
gdin wrote:Which would be better for 2L summer? I assume SEC but was curious as to people's thoughts.


Um... If you want to do prosecution then NY DA. If you want to do securities regulation or civil litigation then SEC. In terms of prestige, especially if you're talking Manhattan DA, they're equal - but, they're very different.

How selective is the NY county DA summer gig? Yes, I know it's the most selective office in the country--blah blah blah, you don't need to impress me (I already am)--but in terms of selectivity, what seems to be the floor for getting into the program?

Regardless of the answer, the SEC is clearly the more prestigious program in the eyes of most.


I don't really agree with your conclusion. The SEC is prestigious, but it's not more prestigious than NY DA. It's comparing apples and oranges - they're two very different organizations that are each prestigious in their own fields.

As far as deciding between the two, one really has to ask themselves what they're looking for and what they're interested in. If you want to do prosecution, you'd be really hard pressed to find a better place to spend a summer than NY DA; likewise, if you want to do financial regulation, SEC is a great place to be.

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Re: NY DA v SEC Honors Program

Postby LjakW » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:DANY is hyper-selective, but not in the firm sense. They don't care about what school you went to and your GPA is only one of about 8 factors (I interned with below median grades from non-t14).

Would you care to share the other seven factors?

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Re: NY DA v SEC Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:48 am

Dedication to public service, desire to be a prosecutor, desire to live in new york, judgment....might be some others

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Re: NY DA v SEC Honors Program

Postby gdin » Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:56 am

i want to work in ny but likely in civil so i think the sec is prob a better fit for me.




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