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Re: DOJ Honors 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:07 pm

selected for interview, EOIR was top choice, and the other two were long shots with only 1-2 open spots.

I only just found out, so keep the faith, everyone!!

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:selected for interview, EOIR was top choice, and the other two were long shots with only 1-2 open spots.

I only just found out, so keep the faith, everyone!!


were you refreshing this morning and just now found out??? maybe i can keep hope!

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:09 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I need to withdraw my DOJ Honors app, but can't seem to find the option on Avue. Any help? I cannot imagine I'd be selected for an interview, but just wanted to do it as a formality.

Best of luck, everyone.


Red button right beside your application status. . . .


Yeah, I am not seeing that option now, but remember seeing it weeks ago. I'll just keep looking.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:selected for interview, EOIR was top choice, and the other two were long shots with only 1-2 open spots.

I only just found out, so keep the faith, everyone!!


were you refreshing this morning and just now found out??? maybe i can keep hope!



i was refreshing until past 11, then got angry and was like "I'M DONE!" then decided to stop pouting about five minutes ago and there it was.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:selected for interview, EOIR was top choice, and the other two were long shots with only 1-2 open spots.

I only just found out, so keep the faith, everyone!!


were you refreshing this morning and just now found out??? maybe i can keep hope!



i was refreshing until past 11, then got angry and was like "I'M DONE!" then decided to stop pouting about five minutes ago and there it was.


All right, I'll keep taking deep breaths and restricting myself to checking on the hour. Thanks. :)

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:18 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Have any EOIR-focused folks gotten interviews yet?

I only listed EOIR and just got the notification like 2 minutes ago.



did you get an email? I got selected but no email yet. COngrats!

Nope, I just meant notification on their site, sorry. Congrats to you too!!
What are the chances now after being selected for an interview?


I don't know!! But I am so excited and grateful for this experience!

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:22 pm

Fixed my problem...

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:24 pm

Hmm last year it looks like they interviewed 180 for 65 slots for OCIJ, and 16 people for 4 slots for BIA.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014

Postby abartels » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:33 pm

Anyone pick the criminal division as their first choice & get selected for an interview yet?

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:56 pm

abartels wrote:Anyone pick the criminal division as their first choice & get selected for an interview yet?


Yes.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone with ENRD first or only get an interview?

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:18 pm

From Deana in the Community section:

Greetings all:

I just finished updating status for component interview selections.

Congratulations to those of you who were selected.

Every year we make additional interview selections after the initial posting. This permits components to ensure that their roster of candidates is complete. I hesitate to guess at a date when this will occur due to the uncertainty associated with a possible government shutdown. Generally speaking, we try to finalize the candidate pool by the time interviews start to allow candidates adequate time to submit their pre-interview materials and get them booked for travel.

As time permits today, I will try to send abbreviated notification messages so those who were selected know which components selected them. I will send a later message with detailed instructions on how to schedule interviews and travel. Right now, I am focusing on simply identifying the selecting components.

In case you are wondering, there is a sliding scale of interview candidates based on the number of positions a component wishes to fill. Components filling a small number of positions typically select more candidates per position than components filling a larger number of positions. Components with one position to be filled generally interview around 8 candidates. Components filling a large number of positions generally interview about 3 candidates per vacancy. The average is 4 to 6 candidates per vacancy. This is not a rigid quota - it's flexible - but these are fairly typical numbers. I hope this information is helpful to you.



---- Looks like this is the mercy killing we've been waiting for. At least they posted that they were done for now. No more waiting.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:28 pm

Welp, okay. :|

Did anyone with really awesome stats not get an interview? If so, what were they and what component did you select?

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Welp, okay. :|

Did anyone with really awesome stats not get an interview? If so, what were they and what component did you select?



No interview for me. I don't know if I have awesome stats, but here they are:

TIII; Top 25%
Law Review: Editor-in-Chief
Moot Court: champion and best oralist at two national competitions
1L: State AG internship
2L: State appellate court internship
Post-Law School: State appellate court clerkship
Criminal

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Welp, okay. :|

Did anyone with really awesome stats not get an interview? If so, what were they and what component did you select?


selected Civil.

T14
Top 10%/order of the coif
prior DOJ experience
moot court
law review managing board
post law school federal district clerkship

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:53 pm

No interview.

T10 law school; top 20%; Law Review Board; clinic; state clerkship; federal clerkship; tons of civil rights experience (but not much in voting rights, which I think was all they wanted). Civil Rights Division.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Welp, okay. :|

Did anyone with really awesome stats not get an interview? If so, what were they and what component did you select?


I selected Civil Rights as my top choice (only one opening). I'm not sure if I qualify as someone with "really awesome stats," but I thought I at least had a shot at an interview.

Top 5% (Order of the Coif) at T30 school
Federal CoA clerkship
LR executive board position
Note published and writing awards
Internships at multiple federal agencies
Experience in civil rights law

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:55 pm

Not sure how helpful this is, but I also was not selected for an interview. T20; top 1%; law review; published note; lots of relevant work experience; federal district and appellate clerkships; was selected for an interview last year but did not receive an offer

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:04 pm

Thank you for posting these statistics. I did not receive an interview and am quite depressed about it. As morbid as it sounds, the statistics of others who didn't receive an interview (and had better stats than me) makes me feel *slightly* better.

Again, my apologies.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:21 pm

Sigh. To those of you who were gunning for civil rights division, you guys all seem to have awesome stats and passion. Don't let that deter you from continuing to do good work for others. It was a tough round this year, as the number of openings were mostly cut in half.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:44 pm

For those selected for an interview, it looks like emails explaining which component(s) you'll be interviewing with are going out.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:47 pm

If I would've known the stats of some of you and the fact that you wouldn't get interviews, I wouldn't have even applied. You guys had higher stats than I imagined a declined applicant would have. Damn. I need to stop wallowing because you guys actually have a legit reason to be upset.

I wonder how fast my application went in the trash can.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:50 pm

I'm just amazed by those of you who didn't even get an interview but had two fed clerkships and relevant work experience and demonstrated interest. Are there any 3Ls who got selected for interviews at non-immigration components?

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:58 pm

anyone get a component selection email for civil?

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Re: DOJ Honors 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:05 pm

Congrats to those selected for interviews. I'd prefer not to post my stats, but I'm shocked that I made it through given that you all seem like outstanding (and superior) candidates. Best of luck going forward.

In the meantime, I still have an outstanding offer from the firm I spent last summer with. Any advice on how to diplomatically request an extension of the decision deadline so I can see how the DOJ interview pans out?




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