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Help!!! Job advice

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:14 pm

So, I am not the typical TLS users. Here's the situation.

I am (barely) top 1/2 of a top 30 midwest school. This past summer I interned in a local D.A. office and did very well. I even won a few bench trials. I have great crim-related grades and received a crim scholarship from my school last semester. I did a crim clinic my first summer and thru second year. I also worked p/t at a small bankrupcty firm. Here's the problem, I do not want to stay in the midwest. I want to go to the somewhere on the East Coast. I've massed mailed a few D.A. offices and had two interviews in NY so far. One was last week and I havent heard back and one was a soft ding... I'm applying to the Honors program but I know that's a super long shot. Any guidance on how I can get a job? Any advice is greatly appreciationed.

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Re: Help!!! Job advice

Postby nycdweller » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:So, I am not the typical TLS users. Here's the situation.

I am (barely) top 1/2 of a top 30 midwest school. This past summer I interned in a local D.A. office and did very well. I even won a few bench trials. I have great crim-related grades and received a crim scholarship from my school last semester. I did a crim clinic my first summer and thru second year. I also worked p/t at a small bankrupcty firm. Here's the problem, I do not want to stay in the midwest. I want to go to the somewhere on the East Coast. I've massed mailed a few D.A. offices and had two interviews in NY so far. One was last week and I havent heard back and one was a soft ding... I'm applying to the Honors program but I know that's a super long shot. Any guidance on how I can get a job? Any advice is greatly appreciationed.


I'd target smaller cities in your target area - so for example, if NY is the target, then maybe Philly, Newark, Trenton, Islip etc

Also, are you interested in the prosecution or defense side?

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Re: Help!!! Job advice

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:23 pm

Delete the portion about only winning a few bench trials as a prosecutor. Just note that you have actual trial experience.

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Re: Help!!! Job advice

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:27 pm

O.P. here,

I prefer the D.A. side after my experience this summer.I'll start the mass mail of the smaller areas this week.

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Re: Help!!! Job advice

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:29 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Delete the portion about only winning a few bench trials as a prosecutor. Just note that you have actual trial experience.



I actually did a interview with a large midwest :) D.A. office and the screener told me to specify that I won the cases I tried.

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Re: Help!!! Job advice

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:57 pm

O.P. Bumping. C'mon smart people. Help out an average joe.

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Re: Help!!! Job advice

Postby vamedic03 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:O.P. Bumping. C'mon smart people. Help out an average joe.


There's not really much else you can do:

(1) Continue mass-mailing the DA's offices where you would like to work

(2) Contact any alumni from your law school or you undergrad who work in those offices

(3) See if any of your professors or supervisors from your summers know anyone in those offices




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