FTC for 1L summer. Is that good vs. work at attorney general

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FTC for 1L summer. Is that good vs. work at attorney general

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:44 pm

Offered a 1L summer with the attorney general in my home state. Attend a lower T14 and will interview with the FTC .I am thinking an offer with the FTC (if I get one) will carry more weight when I do OCI in August for 2L job. Is this correct?

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Re: FTC for 1L summer. Is that good vs. work at attorney general

Postby ph14 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Offered a 1L summer with the attorney general in my home state. Attend a lower T14 and will interview with the FTC .I am thinking an offer with the FTC (if I get one) will carry more weight when I do OCI in August for 2L job. Is this correct?


It doesn't matter at all.

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Re: FTC for 1L summer. Is that good vs. work at attorney general

Postby LawIdiot86 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:05 am

Which bureau is the interview with? If it's competition, it will pigeonhole you pretty firmly into antitrust law. Consumer protection, less so. Commissioner's office/OGC even less.

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Re: FTC for 1L summer. Is that good vs. work at attorney general

Postby 2LLLL » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:11 am

The FTC will be a stronger 1L summer job than a state attorney general, especially if you want to do antitrust. That being said, neither position will lose you a job at OCI vis a vis the other, and (with the exception of an antitrust practice) neither will gain you a position at OCI vis a vis the other.

If the state attorney general job isn't in NYC/DC/Chicago, and it's a market you want to end up in and don't otherwise have strong ties to, then I'd take that, if not FTC is probably the better choice.




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