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Previous Experience Necessary for DOJ?

Postby sherpaorlawschool » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:16 pm

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Re: Previous Experience Necessary for DOJ?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:12 pm

sherpaorlawschool wrote:"How important is pre-LS interest involvement in the area you're interested in? For example, assuming one was interested in, say, working for the DOJ. Would a lack of a previous background in, say, law enforcement be held against you? Or would demonstrated interest during law school (1L/2L internships at agencies, etc, possible involvement for a related journal) be enough?"

You don't need any relevant pre-LS experience to land DOJ Honors. One of my co-clerks scored a full-time position in one of DOJ's most competitive divisions with zero relevant pre-LS work. S/he did, however, work for DOJ 2L summer, and in addition to that had (1) insanely good grades (i.e., top 3 students at a T10); (2) LR + board; (3) superb recommendations; (4) a relevant publication; and (5) an interesting background/outgoing personality.

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