Tough Decision

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Tough Decision

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:53 pm

I'm a 1L and I recently got an offer to work in a small government agency. The work seemed pretty interesting and the people seemed nice. However, I would have to make the decision about whether to accept the offer before I hear back from USAO which is my first choice. My grades were at the median at a lower T14. How much of an edge would working for the USAO be for 2L OCI/future employment.

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Re: Tough Decision

Postby Sup Kid » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:03 am

So long as you are doing real legal work, and can later talk intelligently about what you did during interviews, firms really don't care where you worked over the summer. Also, you may be able to accept this job, then if you get USAO later split your summer. I was at a USAO this summer (one of the biggest offices) and quite a few interns split their summer (normally 8 weeks at USAO and 6 weeks elsewhere).

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Re: Tough Decision

Postby democrattotheend » Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:55 pm

Did you already interview with the USAO? If so, have you tried calling them back and telling them you have another offer and need to make a decision?

Congrats on the offer, btw.

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