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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby jessuf » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:27 pm

Does anyone know of movement for post-grad jobs?

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby spleenworship » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:33 pm

Jessuf wrote:Does anyone know of movement for post-grad jobs?


I ain't heard shit.

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby gdane » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:08 pm

I just bombed a hypo during an interview :(

I think I got the wrong answer and my thought process was all over the place. I studied crim pro for the last few days to prepare but man the hypo really stumped me.

Kinda worried now because I dunno if I looked like a dum dum.

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby spleenworship » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:19 pm

I bet you did better than you think you did. No worries.

And even if you did do bad, that's a good learning experience. Relax bro.

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby BlueLotus » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:58 pm

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby spleenworship » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:22 pm

BlueLotus wrote:Image

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They're all going to decide and get back to us on Thursday. Maybe one or two will do something by Monday, but they'll be the exception.

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby BlueLotus » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:40 pm

spleenworship wrote:
BlueLotus wrote:Image

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They're all going to decide and get back to us on Thursday. Maybe one or two will do something by Monday, but they'll be the exception.


Yeah, looked page 40-something ITT and see that that was the pattern last year as well.

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby RaleighStClair » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:42 pm

gdane wrote:I just bombed a hypo during an interview :(

I think I got the wrong answer and my thought process was all over the place. I studied crim pro for the last few days to prepare but man the hypo really stumped me.

Kinda worried now because I dunno if I looked like a dum dum.


Are you a 3L?

Real question: Do prosecutor's offices ask 2Ls questions with crim hypos when interviewing for 2L Summer positions? I mean, I'm taking crim pro right now but there's no way I could field a nuanced investigatory question without researching it.

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby gdane » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:57 pm

I'm a 3L and I haven't heard of any 2Ls being asked hypos. You'll be there short term and they're not paying you so they don't care if you know your crim pro.

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby dextermorgan » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:45 pm

RaleighStClair wrote:
gdane wrote:I just bombed a hypo during an interview :(

I think I got the wrong answer and my thought process was all over the place. I studied crim pro for the last few days to prepare but man the hypo really stumped me.

Kinda worried now because I dunno if I looked like a dum dum.


Are you a 3L?

Real question: Do prosecutor's offices ask 2Ls questions with crim hypos when interviewing for 2L Summer positions? I mean, I'm taking crim pro right now but there's no way I could field a nuanced investigatory question without researching it.

I'm a 2L and I was asked a hypo by a PD office. Only one, but they managed to throw it into a 20 minute interview.

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:29 pm

EJW - preselect at AK PD.

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby spleenworship » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:EJW - preselect at AK PD.


That's a 2L job right?

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:44 pm

spleenworship wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:EJW - preselect at AK PD.


That's a 2L job right?


Yeah correct. Sorry for worrying any 3Ls.

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby spleenworship » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
spleenworship wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:EJW - preselect at AK PD.


That's a 2L job right?


Yeah correct. Sorry for worrying any 3Ls.



It's ok. We're just being neurotic. Congratulations on your interview! Good luck!

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:19 pm

Also got a pre-select from Alaska PD, nice to know I'll have at least one interview.

Also dinged from PDS (Washington, DC) from my on campus interview with them for a 2L summer, via postal mail.

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby spleenworship » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Also got a pre-select from Alaska PD, nice to know I'll have at least one interview.

Also dinged from PDS (Washington, DC) from my on campus interview with them for a 2L summer, via postal mail.


Congrats on the first. Don't worry about the second - its just budget cuts I bet.

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:09 am

just received a great offer for next summer and im going to accept, however, part of me is curious as to which ejw interviews i would have gotten, is it bad for me to wait until i see then withdraw or should i withdraw now

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby spleenworship » Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:just received a great offer for next summer and im going to accept, however, part of me is curious as to which ejw interviews i would have gotten, is it bad for me to wait until i see then withdraw or should i withdraw now


I think it would probably be nicer if you withdrew and gave other people a few more chances.

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby robin600 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:09 pm

spleenworship wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Also got a pre-select from Alaska PD, nice to know I'll have at least one interview.

Also dinged from PDS (Washington, DC) from my on campus interview with them for a 2L summer, via postal mail.


Congrats on the first. Don't worry about the second - its just budget cuts I bet.

Gotta luv them government furloughs :) they aren't hiring a class this year

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:18 pm

robin600 wrote:
spleenworship wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Also got a pre-select from Alaska PD, nice to know I'll have at least one interview.

Also dinged from PDS (Washington, DC) from my on campus interview with them for a 2L summer, via postal mail.


Congrats on the first. Don't worry about the second - its just budget cuts I bet.

Gotta luv them government furloughs :) they aren't hiring a class this year


i wonder since PDS isnt hiring for 2014 does that mean next year they will be hiring more for the fall class of 2015..i cant imagine an office of that size not hiring for 2 years in a row

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby jessuf » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:15 am

I just had my first prosecution interview, and it went horribly. The lady hated me so much that I never even got a hypo. I don't get why I was invited for an interview in the first place.

I'm doing a crim law clinic right now, and I just have a line on my résumé that says "Clinics: Criminal Law Clinic, Other Clinic" (I did another non-crim clinic last year). The interviewer never even noticed I was in a crim clinic until I brought it up. How do i make this clinic more noticeable? I always bring up my clinic work in the cover letter, but should I add a description to my resume too?

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:53 am

I put my clinic work as a separate entry under "experience," like any other student job, with some bullet points of stuff I did. I figured since we had the title "student attorney" I'd list it as legal experience.

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby spleenworship » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:15 am

A. Nony Mouse wrote:I put my clinic work as a separate entry under "experience," like any other student job, with some bullet points of stuff I did. I figured since we had the title "student attorney" I'd list it as legal experience.


This is what I do. Put it under experience. Like a jerb.


On another note, WTF EJW employers?! Seriously, I'm dying here.

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby jml8756 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:19 am

Jessuf wrote:I just had my first prosecution interview, and it went horribly. The lady hated me so much that I never even got a hypo. I don't get why I was invited for an interview in the first place.

I'm doing a crim law clinic right now, and I just have a line on my résumé that says "Clinics: Criminal Law Clinic, Other Clinic" (I did another non-crim clinic last year). The interviewer never even noticed I was in a crim clinic until I brought it up. How do i make this clinic more noticeable? I always bring up my clinic work in the cover letter, but should I add a description to my resume too?


Why do you think she hated you? Were there any indications, or was it just a feeling you had? Sometimes with prosecution interviews the idea is to make you feel like it's going bad to see how you respond. A lot of people come out of them feeling like they did poorly, when actually they did fine.

And some offices don't give hypos.

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby jessuf » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:57 am

spleenworship wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:I put my clinic work as a separate entry under "experience," like any other student job, with some bullet points of stuff I did. I figured since we had the title "student attorney" I'd list it as legal experience.

On another note, WTF EJW employers?! Seriously, I'm dying here.

Ugh, this.

I think I will try to put clinics under experiences, but since I did two clinics, that will take up a lot of room. My resume is already at 1 full page and just includes stuff I've done since law school started. I'm going to start cutting random stuff like school year internships.




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