Work experience at Public Defender. Effect on OCI?

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trapflavor
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Work experience at Public Defender. Effect on OCI?

Postby trapflavor » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:06 pm

I've read here that work experience is generally considered a positive at OCI. I have also read that too much of a public interest bent can be a negative.

I'm currently working as an in-house investigator at a well regarded PD office. By the time I leave to start school, I'll have worked here for two years. What impact might this experience have at OCI? If it's a potential negative how could I mitigate it?

My (wild) guess is that it would count as less of a positive than anything finance/business related, but maybe could be sold as a positive vs being K-JD, especially if I'm looking at litigation and make sure my resume doesn't end up seeming too PI focused.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Work experience at Public Defender. Effect on OCI?

Postby jbiresq » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:42 pm

trapflavor wrote:I've read here that work experience is generally considered a positive at OCI. I have also read that too much of a public interest bent can be a negative.

I'm currently working as an in-house investigator at a well regarded PD office. By the time I leave to start school, I'll have worked here for two years. What impact might this experience have at OCI? If it's a potential negative how could I mitigate it?

My (wild) guess is that it would count as less of a positive than anything finance/business related, but maybe could be sold as a positive vs being K-JD, especially if I'm looking at litigation and make sure my resume doesn't end up seeming too PI focused.

Thanks in advance.


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Re: Work experience at Public Defender. Effect on OCI?

Postby bk1 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:45 pm

jbiresq wrote:http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=189981

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