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USAO Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:37 pm

Has USAO started interviewing students?

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Re: USAO Interviews

Postby Citizen Genet » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has USAO started interviewing students?



Every office is going to be on different schedules. You may need to narrow it down if you want any direct feedback.

(I had friends who interview with USAOs over the winter break last year and some who interviewed in March at a different office.)

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Re: USAO Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:46 pm

I applied to California, Texas, and Florida.

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Re: USAO Interviews

Postby ran12 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:46 pm

I scheduled with EDNY for first week Jan

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Re: USAO Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:22 pm

ran12 wrote:I scheduled with EDNY for first week Jan
Can I ask when you sent in your app and when you received the interview?

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Re: USAO Interviews

Postby ran12 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
ran12 wrote:I scheduled with EDNY for first week Jan
Can I ask when you sent in your app and when you received the interview?


Sent it in around Dec 1 and got interview email early last week.

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Re: USAO Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:36 pm

You submitted your resume to EDNY without a GPA? Are you talking about 2L internship? We are talking about 1L internship.

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Re: USAO Interviews

Postby ran12 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:You submitted your resume to EDNY without a GPA? Are you talking about 2L internship? We are talking about 1L internship.


Yea I'm a 1L. I interned at the DA's office summer before 1L so maybe that helped.

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Re: USAO Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:56 pm

what did you do in the DA's office that was so valuable considering you had zero legal knowledge?

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Re: USAO Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:04 am

Anonymous User wrote:what did you do in the DA's office that was so valuable considering you had zero legal knowledge?

Doesn't matter if you had zero legal knowledge or not. Simply having it on your resume helps in obtaining interviews. Stepping stones. People say it's not worth it and that it won't matter. I think it seems to matter and I think it is the only reason I got some interest.

1 Grades Request and 1 Interview for CDCA

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Re: USAO Interviews

Postby ran12 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:06 am

Anonymous User wrote:what did you do in the DA's office that was so valuable considering you had zero legal knowledge?


I did a lot of lawsuit related docs, research, and went to court. I took a few law courses in UG and my grandfather was a law professor so I did have some legal knowledge. Plus, legal knowledge is not really something you need to intern at the DA's office. Pretty easy to learn on the fly.

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Re: USAO Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:14 am

You are lucky. All pre-1L interns at my office ended up doing copying, filing and data entry.

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Re: USAO Interviews

Postby NoleinNY » Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:59 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:what did you do in the DA's office that was so valuable considering you had zero legal knowledge?

Doesn't matter if you had zero legal knowledge or not. Simply having it on your resume helps in obtaining interviews. Stepping stones. People say it's not worth it and that it won't matter. I think it seems to matter and I think it is the only reason I got some interest.

1 Grades Request and 1 Interview for CDCA

LA or Riverside?

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Re: USAO Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:20 am

NoleinNY wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:what did you do in the DA's office that was so valuable considering you had zero legal knowledge?

Doesn't matter if you had zero legal knowledge or not. Simply having it on your resume helps in obtaining interviews. Stepping stones. People say it's not worth it and that it won't matter. I think it seems to matter and I think it is the only reason I got some interest.

1 Grades Request and 1 Interview for CDCA

LA or Riverside?

Both

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Re: USAO Interviews

Postby NoleinNY » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:22 am

Anonymous User wrote:
NoleinNY wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:what did you do in the DA's office that was so valuable considering you had zero legal knowledge?

Doesn't matter if you had zero legal knowledge or not. Simply having it on your resume helps in obtaining interviews. Stepping stones. People say it's not worth it and that it won't matter. I think it seems to matter and I think it is the only reason I got some interest.

1 Grades Request and 1 Interview for CDCA

LA or Riverside?

Both

Which was which? You said you only got 1 interview...

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Re: USAO Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:28 am

NoleinNY wrote:Which was which? You said you only got 1 interview...

Grades request from LA, interview with Riverside. Did you apply as well?

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Re: USAO Interviews

Postby NoleinNY » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:34 am

Anonymous User wrote:
NoleinNY wrote:Which was which? You said you only got 1 interview...

Grades request from LA, interview with Riverside. Did you apply as well?

Yes. Haven't heard back from former; interview with other.

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Re: USAO Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:41 am

NoleinNY wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
NoleinNY wrote:Which was which? You said you only got 1 interview...

Grades request from LA, interview with Riverside. Did you apply as well?

Yes. Haven't heard back from former; interview with other.

I have a feeling interview offers will go out this week or a little after this week. Just some informed speculation.

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Re: USAO Interviews

Postby NoleinNY » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:51 am

Anonymous User wrote:
NoleinNY wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
NoleinNY wrote:Which was which? You said you only got 1 interview...

Grades request from LA, interview with Riverside. Did you apply as well?

Yes. Haven't heard back from former; interview with other.

I have a feeling interview offers will go out this week or a little after this week. Just some informed speculation.

Mayhaps. One self-correction, I heard back from LA back around mid-October. 5 sentence letter saying "we got your app; if we like you, we'll be in touch." Haven't heard since.

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Re: USAO Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:42 am

Interview before Christmas. No word yet. 1L here. I figured I'd get rejected by now, lol. However, do they process background checks prior to an offer, or after? If the former, maybe that is why I haven't heard back... (my way of dealing with a prospective rejection)

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Re: USAO Interviews

Postby ran12 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:53 am

Anonymous User wrote:Interview before Christmas. No word yet. 1L here. I figured I'd get rejected by now, lol. However, do they process background checks prior to an offer, or after? If the former, maybe that is why I haven't heard back... (my way of dealing with a prospective rejection)


Depends on if you gave them your SS#. From my experience they'll do a basic check based on other info then do a thorough one if you accept the offer and give them your SS#.

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Re: USAO Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:25 pm

Has anyone heard from USAO in Chicago?




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