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Any status changes on avue (besides those who applied to EOIR)? It'd even be helpful (for my nerves) if people who didn't apply to EOIR could report no status changes.
Applied to EOIR and Civil -- no movement, MVP, top 5%. A little disappointed that I haven't seen movement on EOIR like other people have, but I'm hoping that doesn't mean anything yet.
As a former SLIP with an uncertain Honors future, I would very highly recommend taking a firm gig if possible. The funding freezes are stiff right now, and SLIP doesn't guarantee a spot in the shrinking honors program. I know this sounds depressing news, but with your credentials, you owe it to yourself to pursue options that'll definitely lead to a job following graduation.
haha it is depressing news, and thanks for the advice -- the only thing is that I'm definitely committed to doing public service (decided not to do OGIs). I'm exploring a bunch of other options besides the DOJ though (advocacy groups, mostly, but also public defense and prosecution). I guess it's just kind of the name of the game of public interest work that I won't really be pursuing option that will definitely lead to a job following graduation, so I'm used to the idea, lol.
More power to ya. I also eschewed OCI, and it sucks that in addition to the extended anxiety of the slow PI/govt hiring cycle, we have to look forward to going through it all again next year, with even higher stakes. Aside from SLIP, FTC BC, and maybe FBI/CIA, many of them don't make decisions until December/January. Meanwhile, firms are making offers. Fortunately most of my good friends at law school are also public interest people, so we're all in this boat.
EDIT: No movement here, either. Listed Antitrust #1 and Civil #2 but didn't really address the latter in my essay.