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DOJ (USAO), Summer Internship (Volunteer)

Postby 140orBust » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:45 pm

What Rank/qualifications would a 1L from a T75 need to be selected into this program (particularly USAO offices in the South East)

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Re: DOJ (USAO), Summer Internship (Volunteer)

Postby 140orBust » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:52 am

Bump

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Re: DOJ (USAO), Summer Internship (Volunteer)

Postby kalvano » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:56 am

I don't think it's so much about rank as about fit. Maybe top half for reasonable consideration.

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Re: DOJ (USAO), Summer Internship (Volunteer)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:07 am

I'm curious myself.

Define "fit" - GPA, Criminal Law GPA, we're talking about 1L's here

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Re: DOJ (USAO), Summer Internship (Volunteer)

Postby Grizz » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:12 am

Depends on the individual office. Depending on who you know, grades might not even be an issue.

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Postby kalvano » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:21 am

I got a semester-long internship offer for the Dallas office at median from the local school. I've got some interesting pre-law school WE, on a journal. I think my taking Crim Pro might have been helpful, but all we talked about was what they do, personal stuff about me, martial arts, and sports cars.

I think they are looking for someone that they want to be around for 3 months and who can contribute. They don't have you do bullshit make-work, it's real (and interesting) stuff. But I don't think grades are of primary concern when they hire interns. Think of it this way - the Dallas office is pretty big, and they only have about 60 attorneys between criminal and civil. If you're a douchebag, there is nowhere to really "hide" you. You interact with the attorneys a lot, go to court, etc. They want nice people they feel can be of assistance with legal research.

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Re: DOJ (USAO), Summer Internship (Volunteer)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:25 am

Grizz wrote:Depends on the individual office. Depending on who you know, grades might not even be an issue.

+1

Pops was friends with the first assistant at my local USAO. Had lunch with him and got offered the job. Application was a formality.

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Re: DOJ (USAO), Summer Internship (Volunteer)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:39 pm

What about the interns you worked with, similar stories?

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Re: DOJ (USAO), Summer Internship (Volunteer)

Postby 140orBust » Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:42 am

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Re: DOJ (USAO), Summer Internship (Volunteer)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:35 am

Anonymous User wrote:What about the interns you worked with, similar stories?

Some connects, some had solid grades.




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