judicial internship or attorney general?

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Matypete
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judicial internship or attorney general?

Postby Matypete » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:15 pm

I'm a 1L and have been offered two summer jobs: my state's attorney general's office and a judicial internship for a federal district court judge. Any ideas on which is the better opportunity? Thanks!

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Re: judicial internship or attorney general?

Postby CyLaw » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:58 pm

Matypete wrote:I'm a 1L and have been offered two summer jobs: my state's attorney general's office and a judicial internship for a federal district court judge. Any ideas on which is the better opportunity? Thanks!


Conventional TLS wisdom would be the Federal judge. However, if you thinking you may want to work for your state's government, the experience at the AG office would be valuable for connections and understanding the focus areas of your state.

Is splitting an option?

BTW: Wrong forum. This is for discussing transfers.

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Re: judicial internship or attorney general?

Postby patrickd139 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:01 pm

Split if you can. Be aware though, that working for your AG (if your AG is elected) has the potential to "brand" you as politically affiliated with whatever party your AG was elected by. This probably won't be a big deal at all, but something to consider.

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Re: judicial internship or attorney general?

Postby downstream » Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:15 pm

Yes, spending 6 weeks as an unpaid intern will forever brand this person as politically affiliated with the AG. You have to be kidding me.

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Re: judicial internship or attorney general?

Postby romothesavior » Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:19 pm

patrickd139 wrote:Split if you can. Be aware though, that working for your AG (if your AG is elected) has the potential to "brand" you as politically affiliated with whatever party your AG was elected by. This probably won't be a big deal at all, but something to consider.

I can't imagine there is any chance of this at all.




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