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Anyone intern with the inspector generals office

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:56 am

Anyone work as a legal intern at a states inspector generals office? I have an offer and cannot find out more information so any info would be great.

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Re: Anyone intern with the inspector generals office

Postby AllezOM » Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:11 am

I've worked with Federal OIG's, but mostly from a Law Enforcement perspective, however I have spoken to some of their legal interns. Any specific questions?

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Re: Anyone intern with the inspector generals office

Postby jbiresq » Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:26 am

My TA for 1L legal writing worked there throughout law school and loved it. Not sure if that helps, though. FWIW I don't think they offered him a job when he graduated.

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Re: Anyone intern with the inspector generals office

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:41 am

Will it hurt/help my chances at biglaw, or wont affect them at all? Is this considered a "prestigious" internship, will it help me with future jobs (I am a 1L). Is the work they assign typically very "legal" ?

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Re: Anyone intern with the inspector generals office

Postby jbiresq » Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:47 am

Anonymous User wrote:Will it hurt/help my chances at biglaw, or wont affect them at all? Is this considered a "prestigious" internship, will it help me with future jobs (I am a 1L). Is the work they assign typically very "legal" ?


I doubt it will make any difference. It's kind of in that vast swath of PI jobs that don't help or hurt; you should get some good stories though. My TA used to tell us about the stuff he had to deal with all the time. It's definitely a legal position, though you'll be doing a lot of investigations/fact-finding about misconduct and fraud. You'll just get to know those laws well.

EDIT: Read the decisions here (http://www2.illinois.gov/oeig/Pages/default.aspx) to get a sense of what you'll be doing. I assume it's similar for most states, even the ones that are not as insanely corrupt as Illinois.




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