DOJ Honors Litigation Comp v COA Clerkship

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DOJ Honors Litigation Comp v COA Clerkship

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:13 pm

[Edited. Decision made. Thanks.]
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Re: DOJ Honors Litigation Comp v COA Clerkship

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:29 pm

Do you ultimately want to work for DOJ? In that component? If so, I would take it, in part because I've heard that if you turn them down they're really unlikely to consider you in future. A COA clerkship would be a great experience, true, but if you were able to get one, you probably have the stats to get you where you want to go in future. But if you ever/ultimately want Biglaw, from what I've seen people here say, you might be better off doing the clerkship, finding a Biglaw job out of the clerkship, then lateraling into DOJ for a while in a few years. (I doubt the same component would take you, but I don't really know). Honestly, it seems to me a lot depends on what you want to do. I would take DOJ in a heartbeat, but then, fedgov is what I want to do. I don't know what you want to do. What are your main concerns? Money? Having something permanent lined up? Exit options? Location? I would think your decision depends to a large extent on how you answer those questions.

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Re: DOJ Honors Litigation Comp v COA Clerkship

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Do you ultimately want to work for DOJ? In that component? If so, I would take it, in part because I've heard that if you turn them down they're really unlikely to consider you in future. A COA clerkship would be a great experience, true, but if you were able to get one, you probably have the stats to get you where you want to go in future. But if you ever/ultimately want Biglaw, from what I've seen people here say, you might be better off doing the clerkship, finding a Biglaw job out of the clerkship, then lateraling into DOJ for a while in a few years. (I doubt the same component would take you, but I don't really know). Honestly, it seems to me a lot depends on what you want to do. I would take DOJ in a heartbeat, but then, fedgov is what I want to do. I don't know what you want to do. What are your main concerns? Money? Having something permanent lined up? Exit options? Location? I would think your decision depends to a large extent on how you answer those questions.

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Re: DOJ Honors Litigation Comp v COA Clerkship

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:39 pm

[Edited. Decision made. Thanks.]

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Re: DOJ Honors Litigation Comp v COA Clerkship

Postby ph14 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:35 pm

OP: what was your decision?

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Re: DOJ Honors Litigation Comp v COA Clerkship

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:22 am

OP here.

Went with DOJ Honors. Realized the only reason I originally applied for the COAs clerkship was because I thought it was a pre-req for the DOJ Honors component.

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Re: DOJ Honors Litigation Comp v COA Clerkship

Postby Citizen Genet » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:21 am

OP, unless you are someone I've already PMed with, would you mind PMing me to privately answer some questions about your experience?




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