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State AG Office

Postby zomginternets » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:56 am

What's the preftige factor of working post-grad in a populous state's AG office?

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Re: State AG Office

Postby BeenDidThat » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:57 am

zomginternets wrote:What's the preftige factor of working post-grad in a populous state's AG office?


I think it's in the 70-74 range. V50 starts in the low 80s.

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Re: State AG Office

Postby anon168 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:09 am

zomginternets wrote:What's the preftige factor of working post-grad in a populous state's AG office?


Prestige is a relative notion. It also depends on your perspective.

Let's say you go to the Civil Rights Unit of an AG's office. For a V10 firm, you're probably as desirable as a fat hooker with crabs. But if you, say, wanted to transition to a Civil Division of the USAO, they might look at you like an ugly hooker with a nice body. And if you wanted to join a firm like Altschuler Berzon, then you might be just like Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman".

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Re: State AG Office

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:12 am

Eh, don't listen to others' thoughts. Prestige is in the eye of the beholder. I mean, it's easier to start off in big law and then transition to a state AG's office than to do it the other way around. But I intern in a populous state's AG's office, and the people there love their jobs and are respected. I'm in a division that actually won a very famous recent Supreme Court case, so that has to count for something (rather than sitting in a big law office slaving away on something without ever seeing a court room).

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Re: State AG Office

Postby zomginternets » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:17 am

anon168 wrote:
zomginternets wrote:What's the preftige factor of working post-grad in a populous state's AG office?


Prestige is a relative notion. It also depends on your perspective.

Let's say you go to the Civil Rights Unit of an AG's office. For a V10 firm, you're probably as desirable as a fat hooker with crabs. But if you, say, wanted to transition to a Civil Division of the USAO, they might look at you like an ugly hooker with a nice body. And if you wanted to join a firm like Altschuler Berzon, then you might be just like Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman".


Interesting analogy.. so the exit options are generally limited to other government jobs and plaintiff firms?

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Re: State AG Office

Postby anon168 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:46 am

zomginternets wrote:
anon168 wrote:
zomginternets wrote:What's the preftige factor of working post-grad in a populous state's AG office?


Prestige is a relative notion. It also depends on your perspective.

Let's say you go to the Civil Rights Unit of an AG's office. For a V10 firm, you're probably as desirable as a fat hooker with crabs. But if you, say, wanted to transition to a Civil Division of the USAO, they might look at you like an ugly hooker with a nice body. And if you wanted to join a firm like Altschuler Berzon, then you might be just like Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman".


Interesting analogy.. so the exit options are generally limited to other government jobs and plaintiff firms?


Um, when and where did I say that?

Your exit options will depend on what you do at the AG's office. Depending on your state and/or jurisdiction, there are many types of work at at the AG -- from criminal, to civil, to appellate, to maybe even things like outreach and community relations. It just really depends on what you do. For example if you were at the CA AG's office and did environmental work regarding superfund sites and CEQA regs, then you'd be very appealing to many biglaw firms with an environmental/regulatory practice.




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