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US Attorneys Office Interview

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:41 am

I have an interview for a 1L clerkship at the us attorneys office in my city. Does anyone know what type of questions i should expect to be asked?

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Re: US Attorneys Office Interview

Postby frostedcupcakesyum » Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:05 am

congratulations on your interview. is this for a summer gig, an externship, a post-graduation thing?

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Re: US Attorneys Office Interview

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have an interview for a 1L clerkship at the us attorneys office in my city. Does anyone know what type of questions i should expect to be asked?


When I interviewed I was really grilled on why criminal law (this was criminal division) and why prosecution - they really, really grilled me on the why prosecution - which I thought was strange for a 1L position to push my commitment to prosecution vs defense like that

They asked why law school - again lots of followup probing me to go deeper into my reasons why

I really felt this was a hardball interview - almost like a tough socratic professor where they keep following up until they stump you with something you hadn't thought about - I guess to see how you react to it once you get there.

Other questions I remember were: standard questions about stuff on my resume and what I did, what other positions I've applied for and why, how I like law school and favorite class - I don't remember much else.

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Re: US Attorneys Office Interview

Postby crtlaw » Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:30 pm

that really does sound like an intense interview for an unpaid clerkship. did the interview match the level of responsibility that they gave you once you began working.

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Re: US Attorneys Office Interview

Postby crtlaw » Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:33 pm

frostedcupcakesyum wrote:congratulations on your interview. is this for a summer gig, an externship, a post-graduation thing?


thank you. this is for an unpaid volunteer legal internship at my local us attorneys office which is the main office in the state. I will be a rising 2L

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Re: US Attorneys Office Interview

Postby crtlaw » Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:35 pm

Can anyone tell me about their experience as a 1L intern at their local USAO? What type of work were you given? did you get to see trials? did your opinion actually matter? did you do substantive legal work and if so what types of work?

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Re: US Attorneys Office Interview

Postby Sup Kid » Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:10 pm

crtlaw wrote:Can anyone tell me about their experience as a 1L intern at their local USAO? What type of work were you given? did you get to see trials? did your opinion actually matter? did you do substantive legal work and if so what types of work?

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