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House of Representatives Legislative Counsel

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:35 pm

For my 2L summer, I am considering a split. I have already accepted a DOJ SLIP position. How does the US House of Representatives Office of the Legislative Counsel look in terms of prestige? I don't know what type of law I want to go into, I just know that I want to be in government and not at a firm. Thanks in advance!

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Re: House of Representatives Legislative Counsel

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:41 pm

It's not prestigious. Also it's more like a JD preferred job than an attorney position, but some people like that. I probably wouldn't go through the effort to split unless you'd consider a job like that permanently.

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Re: House of Representatives Legislative Counsel

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:00 pm

Thank you for your prompt reply. A quick follow-up:

How does the Defense Intelligence Agency OGC look in terms of prestige?

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Re: House of Representatives Legislative Counsel

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Thank you for your prompt reply. A quick follow-up:

How does the Defense Intelligence Agency OGC look in terms of prestige?


idk if it's prestigious. Sounds awesome though.

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Re: House of Representatives Legislative Counsel

Postby LawIdiot86 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Thank you for your prompt reply. A quick follow-up:

How does the Defense Intelligence Agency OGC look in terms of prestige?


Do you get a security clearance? That was be the biggest factor.

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Re: House of Representatives Legislative Counsel

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:03 am

LawIdiot86 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Thank you for your prompt reply. A quick follow-up:

How does the Defense Intelligence Agency OGC look in terms of prestige?


Do you get a security clearance? That was be the biggest factor.


I'm a military intelligence officer, so I already have one.

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Re: House of Representatives Legislative Counsel

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:29 am

Stop worrying about "most prestigious" and do what interests you.

You've already got DOJ SLIP. Your resume is going to look good no matter which of these other things you do, and you're not going to get an internship with the Office of White House Counsel, so just pick the one you want to try the most, and enjoy it.

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Re: House of Representatives Legislative Counsel

Postby SemperLegal » Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:11 am

vanwinkle wrote:Stop worrying about "most prestigious" and do what interests you.

You've already got DOJ SLIP. Your resume is going to look good no matter which of these other things you do, and you're not going to get an internship with the Office of White House Counsel, so just pick the one you want to try the most, and enjoy it.



I'm a military intelligence officer, so I already have one.


They can't help it. Resume padding is taught to them before initial clothing issue.

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Re: House of Representatives Legislative Counsel

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:40 am

SemperLegal wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:Stop worrying about "most prestigious" and do what interests you.

You've already got DOJ SLIP. Your resume is going to look good no matter which of these other things you do, and you're not going to get an internship with the Office of White House Counsel, so just pick the one you want to try the most, and enjoy it.



I'm a military intelligence officer, so I already have one.


They can't help it. Resume padding is taught to them before initial clothing issue.


Seriously, the nerve of those military officers... Especially when they're the ONLY ONES in law school who care about trying to look good for post-law school employment. :P

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Re: House of Representatives Legislative Counsel

Postby LawIdiot86 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
LawIdiot86 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Thank you for your prompt reply. A quick follow-up:

How does the Defense Intelligence Agency OGC look in terms of prestige?


Do you get a security clearance? That was be the biggest factor.


I'm a military intelligence officer, so I already have one.


I would not do a defense summer then. You already have the biggest things that will give (a security clearance for private employees and dedication to the military for JAG). I would do the House LC unless you get something better.

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Re: House of Representatives Legislative Counsel

Postby lastshot » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:52 am

Who do you contact about House internships? I've seen the general email but I think that's too bogged down to be of any use for me.

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Re: House of Representatives Legislative Counsel

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:48 pm

Has anyone who's interviewed here heard back yet? Anyone have a sense of the timing from years past?

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Re: House of Representatives Legislative Counsel

Postby lastshot » Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone who's interviewed here heard back yet? Anyone have a sense of the timing from years past?


So there's been interviews already?

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Re: House of Representatives Legislative Counsel

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:12 pm

lastshot wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone who's interviewed here heard back yet? Anyone have a sense of the timing from years past?


So there's been interviews already?


They interview on-campus at at least a couple of schools.

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Re: House of Representatives Legislative Counsel

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:11 am

No insights on the timeline from previous years?

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Re: House of Representatives Legislative Counsel

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:38 pm

Hopeful bump. No one's heard anything yet?

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Re: House of Representatives Legislative Counsel

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:49 pm

Also interested in timeline. Have a screener coming up with them soon.




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