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Which Job?

DOJ
5
36%
Bankruptcy Judge
2
14%
Dist Ct. Judge
7
50%
 
Total votes: 14

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weee
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DOJ, District Judge, Bankruptcy Judge for 1L

Postby weee » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:07 pm

My friend got a job offer today, and then pressed all of his other pending job offers, and ended up with 4 offers and 24 hours to decide.

1) DOJ - US Trustee
2) Bankruptcy Judge - Chapter 11
3) District Court Judge specializing in Habeas Corpus

His resume is very PI heavy, and he wants a firm job after graduation, so what will help him get that?

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Re: DOJ, District Judge, Bankruptcy Judge for 1L

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Re: DOJ, District Judge, Bankruptcy Judge for 1L

Postby jonas » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:02 am

1) Firms won't care which option your friend picks.

2) I don't understand how a district judge can "specialize" in habeas (or anything).

3) Unless your friend has some special interest in bankruptcy, s/he should skip the bankruptcy judge and U.S. Trustee Program. The d. ct. internship will expose your friend to more varied cases. I'd take it in a heartbeat over the other options — assuming the judge's chambers aren't in, say, Muskogee, Oklahoma.

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Re: DOJ, District Judge, Bankruptcy Judge for 1L

Postby Grizz » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:07 am

So this judge that "specializes" in habeas petitions just reads and denies over 9000 habeas petitions every month or so?

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Re: DOJ, District Judge, Bankruptcy Judge for 1L

Postby weee » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:15 am

rad law wrote:So this judge that "specializes" in habeas petitions just reads and denies over 9000 habeas petitions every month or so?


I honesty have no idea, I just wrote the essence of what he told me. I think more specifically my friend would be working mostly on habeas stuff.

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Re: DOJ, District Judge, Bankruptcy Judge for 1L

Postby dood » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:16 am

weee wrote:
rad law wrote:So this judge that "specializes" in habeas petitions just reads and denies over 9000 habeas petitions every month or so?


I honesty have no idea, I just wrote the essence of what he told me. I think more specifically my friend would be working mostly on habeas stuff.


working on habeas = learning every possible way to dismiss a case before reaching the merits.

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Re: DOJ, District Judge, Bankruptcy Judge for 1L

Postby Grizz » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:16 am

weee wrote:
rad law wrote:So this judge that "specializes" in habeas petitions just reads and denies over 9000 habeas petitions every month or so?


I honesty have no idea, I just wrote the essence of what he told me. I think more specifically my friend would be working mostly on habeas stuff.


Denying shitty habeas petition after shitty habeas petition sounds terrible.

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Re: DOJ, District Judge, Bankruptcy Judge for 1L

Postby weee » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:12 pm

jonas wrote:1) Firms won't care which option your friend picks.

3) Unless your friend has some special interest in bankruptcy, s/he should skip the bankruptcy judge and U.S. Trustee Program. The d. ct. internship will expose your friend to more varied cases. I'd take it in a heartbeat over the other options — assuming the judge's chambers aren't in, say, Muskogee, Oklahoma.


1) Apparently this factor came up because the career services officer said that firms will view a very PI heavy resume as an indication that there is a lower possibility of retention, and they don't want to hire people that are just going to quickly leave.

3) his prior work experience got him those two positions, but I think he wants to branch out. I told him to go w/ the District Judge myself, but he just wanted more opinion.

In fact, what I actually told him is it probably doesn't matter, and he should just go do the job that sounds most interesting to him.

Edit: Also agree that habeas rejections all day sounds boring, but dealing in bankruptcy doesn't sound all that fun either.




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