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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby spleenworship » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:56 pm

Ding at LAS. F**k me.

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby Tanicius » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:57 pm

Part of it is that EJW is becoming more widely advertised, increasing the number of applicants, and the fact that this year there are drastically fewer (1) employers coming, and (2) number of jobs available at the few employers who are coming.

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:00 pm

Dinged at LAS, completely shut out of New York, my former home. Shit.

Still, I got some interviews, and it's more important for me to be a PD. Location is secondary.

Final tally:
Yes at Hennepin, Miami and New Hampshire.
No at LAS, Bronx, Brooklyn, Palm Beach, Colorado.

Overall a good outcome, and I am grateful. I am kinda heartbroken about the possibility of not returning to New York, but again, the work comes first no matter where it is.

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:04 pm

I'm a 2L and have two interviews EJW (CO & NH), and I'm happy to have gotten those. But is there any other reason to stick around outside of my interview times? I'll be coming up from Charlottesville and would rather not stay the night if there's no point to be around on Saturday. Are there other activities? I'm only interested in PD jobs, so I'm not sure how much networking I'd really want/need to do.

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby FlanAl » Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:09 pm

spleenworship wrote:
FlanAl wrote:Still holding out hope for legal aid but other than that it's all dings. Is it time to start applying to prosecutor offices? Just kidding.


I have that stupid "Ding, fries are done, Ding fries are done!" song from Family Guy stuck in my head.

I didn't expect any of us to do really great but... Man, with the exception of that one guy, we got killed ITT. Sorry it hasn't worked out for you Al. Hopefully well all get local jobs.


Yeah unfortunately for me local is basically NYC. Any thoughts on going down an just staright table talking? Also, ding at las. Complete strikeout!

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby xChiTowNx » Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm a 2L and have two interviews EJW (CO & NH), and I'm happy to have gotten those. But is there any other reason to stick around outside of my interview times? I'll be coming up from Charlottesville and would rather not stay the night if there's no point to be around on Saturday. Are there other activities? I'm only interested in PD jobs, so I'm not sure how much networking I'd really want/need to do.
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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby jessuf » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:18 pm

I went 0/8, lol. Someone from CO even e-mailed my clinic supervisor and recommended that people from the clinic apply through EJW because they really like our grads. Nope.

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby spleenworship » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:31 pm

Jessuf wrote:I went 0/8, lol. Someone from CO even e-mailed my clinic supervisor and recommended that people from the clinic apply through EJW because they really like our grads. Nope.



Sorry Jessuf. You'll still be there for table talk though right?

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby Ty Webb » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:21 pm

Got LAS, CO, and KY. Feel very fortunate.

I had a former professor (who's very well-respected in the death penalty community) email a few offices for me as I applied for interviews. For those thinking about this in the future, I'm sure this couldn't hurt in setting you apart from the crowd. I'm not sure what he wrote.

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:28 pm

Got interviews with CO, BDS, and LAS. Got an invite with Bronx at a career fair in MA. Also feel very lucky.

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:37 pm

Hey I'm trying to sign up with CO and when I click one of the days the page keeps refreshing. Anyone know how to fix this?

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby spleenworship » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:14 pm

FlanAl wrote:
spleenworship wrote:
FlanAl wrote:Still holding out hope for legal aid but other than that it's all dings. Is it time to start applying to prosecutor offices? Just kidding.


I have that stupid "Ding, fries are done, Ding fries are done!" song from Family Guy stuck in my head.

I didn't expect any of us to do really great but... Man, with the exception of that one guy, we got killed ITT. Sorry it hasn't worked out for you Al. Hopefully well all get local jobs.


Yeah unfortunately for me local is basically NYC. Any thoughts on going down an just staright table talking? Also, ding at las. Complete strikeout!



I hear straight table talk can work. Good luck.

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Got interviews with CO, BDS, and LAS. Got an invite with Bronx at a career fair in MA. Also feel very lucky.


Oh man, you are stealing my dreams! Except for CO, which I wasn't so sad to miss out on. Good luck!

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby spleenworship » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Got interviews with CO, BDS, and LAS. Got an invite with Bronx at a career fair in MA. Also feel very lucky.


Oh man, you are stealing my dreams! Except for CO, which I wasn't so sad to miss out on. Good luck!


Lol. I'd probably kill for CO. Though I'm happy to have the one interview I got.

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Accept @ Brooklyn, Miami, West Palm Beach, Mecklenburg. Ding @ NH. Ding @ Bronx that later turned into an accept. I got a rejection email, but was able to sign up for an interview.


Could you post your stats?


Horrible GPA/Below median. T14. No mock trial/moot court. Secondary journal. Criminal Clinic. Both summers and three semesters at a PD office.

What did you write about in your cover letter? I had a lot of success last year but not as much this year. Do you have trial experience?


I am in a clinic now, but have not gone to trial (yet). I emphasized the fact that I came to law school to be a public defender and explained why. My cover letters were also office-specific.

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:27 pm

Tanicius wrote:Part of it is that EJW is becoming more widely advertised, increasing the number of applicants, and the fact that this year there are drastically fewer (1) employers coming, and (2) number of jobs available at the few employers who are coming.


Students at sponsoring schools were also able to register for free, which means you also have students submitting applications "just because"

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:56 am

I'm refusing to take this EJW application review seriously because I think I'm a strong applicant with in-court experience. This will not get us down!

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby FlanAl » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:11 am

I was really bummed about it yesterday but am definitely feeling better about it now. This will be my 3rd semester appearing on the record and I've only interned at PD's during law school summer. I plan to apply to each of these place directly (I was going to try and get apps out to non-ejw places this weekend) and also just go to the table talks.

Support group!

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby spleenworship » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:04 am

We're gonna make it. New rule: Nobody gives up.

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby jessuf » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:15 pm

Support groupppppp.

I will try to do table talks on that Saturday, but I'm thinking more of applying directly and having some PDS and clinic supervisors maybe reach out to people.

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby BlueLotus » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Tanicius wrote:Part of it is that EJW is becoming more widely advertised, increasing the number of applicants, and the fact that this year there are drastically fewer (1) employers coming, and (2) number of jobs available at the few employers who are coming.


Students at sponsoring schools were also able to register for free, which means you also have students submitting applications "just because"


And for those of us who don't attend T14s, it doesn't help that the sponsoring schools are Stanford and GULC. :?

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby gdane » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:07 pm

Thank you lord. I got a second round interview. Looks like I didn't bomb the hypo during the first interview, or if I did they didn't care much.

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby spleenworship » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:06 pm

gdane wrote:Thank you lord. I got a second round interview. Looks like I didn't bomb the hypo during the first interview, or if I did they didn't care much.


1. I f**king told you so.


spleenworship wrote:I bet you did better than you think you did. No worries.



2. Mozel Tov and good luck bro!

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:54 pm

So to make people feel better about EJW I talked to someone who works for one of the PD offices attending and they said they were just swamped with applications that they didn't thoroughly review all of them like they wanted to. Leaves hope I guess!

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Re: How to be a Prosecution/PD Gunner?

Postby spleenworship » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:So to make people feel better about EJW I talked to someone who works for one of the PD offices attending and they said they were just swamped with applications that they didn't thoroughly review all of them like they wanted to. Leaves hope I guess!


Yeah. I'm guessing table talk and direct apps might be more effective.




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