AUSA - Benefit of Veteran's Preference

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AUSA - Benefit of Veteran's Preference

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:11 pm

Anyone have any idea whether veteran's preference actually provides a meaningful boost in AUSA hiring? Currently an associate in a specialty litigation practice (with significant corporate overlap), and planning on shooting for a district court clerkship after yr 3 or 4, applying to AUSA jobs while I clerk. I'm eligible for a 10-point veteran's preference (although AUSA positions don't actually use the point system), was somewhere between median and top 1/3 at a lower T14, think I could get good recommendations from parnters/counsel at current firm (a couple of which were former AUSAs), and just wondering to what extent the veteran angle might give me a better shot.

Thanks for any input.

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Re: AUSA - Benefit of Veteran's Preference

Postby anon168 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone have any idea whether veteran's preference actually provides a meaningful boost in AUSA hiring? Currently an associate in a specialty litigation practice (with significant corporate overlap), and planning on shooting for a district court clerkship after yr 3 or 4, applying to AUSA jobs while I clerk. I'm eligible for a 10-point veteran's preference (although AUSA positions don't actually use the point system), was somewhere between median and top 1/3 at a lower T14, think I could get good recommendations from parnters/counsel at current firm (a couple of which were former AUSAs), and just wondering to what extent the veteran angle might give me a better shot.

Thanks for any input.


Depends and varies from USAO to USAO. Some US Attorneys prefer the preference much more than other US Attorneys.




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