US Attorney's Office in DC or DC Superior Court Judge?

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US Attorney's Office in DC or DC Superior Court Judge?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:46 am

So I got an offer with the US Attorney's Office in DC. I have to decide by today whether to take it or not. (no extension).

I also have some interviews with DC Superior Court judges planned for Spring Break. No guarantees, but not a bad shot at them either.

What are the pro's and cons of each one? I'm gunning for Big Law or Federal Govt after law school.

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Re: US Attorney's Office in DC or DC Superior Court Judge?

Postby JOThompson » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:55 am

I would take the offer you currently have. Don't count on your successful interview with the Superior Court Judge turning into an offer. Much better to end up with a prestigious, although perhaps second choice government job than none at all.

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Re: US Attorney's Office in DC or DC Superior Court Judge?

Postby Anonymous Loser » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:10 pm

D.C. Superior Court is not prestigious at all, if that's what you are asking.

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Re: US Attorney's Office in DC or DC Superior Court Judge?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:12 pm

So I should just take the USAO?

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Re: US Attorney's Office in DC or DC Superior Court Judge?

Postby jonas » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:49 pm

Yes, you should take USAO.

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Re: US Attorney's Office in DC or DC Superior Court Judge?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:55 pm

As a current USAO 2L intern, I'd say take the USAO gig. I'm working on some amazing cases right now, am in court frequently, am involved in all stages of the discovery process, am included on conference calls, and do a substantial amount of legal research and writing. In short, interns at the USAO are treated as full-fledged members of the team. The work is incredible and I've had the chance to attend a ton of events with political figures and federal judges. Take the USAO gig. You likely won't regret it.




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