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Prestige/experience rank of a USAO position?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:04 am

How do you guys think a USAO internship holds up against a federal judicial internship?

For sake of scale imagine the judicial externship is a 5/10. Assuming someone has already done the judicial internship and has an SA lined up, would this be a good step for the resume and experience?

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Re: Prestige/experience rank of a USAO position?

Postby gdane » Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:59 pm

You're going to be watching a lot of trials and doing a lot of research and writing. It's not a huge resume boost or game changer.

Just do it for fun. Don't worry about "rank" or prestige dude.

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Re: Prestige/experience rank of a USAO position?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:32 pm

gdane wrote:You're going to be watching a lot of trials and doing a lot of research and writing. It's not a huge resume boost or game changer.

Just do it for fun. Don't worry about "rank" or prestige dude.


Just trying to prioritize.

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Re: Prestige/experience rank of a USAO position?

Postby rad lulz » Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:38 pm

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Re: Prestige/experience rank of a USAO position?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:02 pm

rad lulz wrote:No 1L summer jobs are prestigious

Huh


"Assuming someone has already done the judicial internship."

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Re: Prestige/experience rank of a USAO position?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:05 pm

How hard is it to land a 1L USAO job? I applied to a USAO office in the city where I went to undergrad if that makes any difference.

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Re: Prestige/experience rank of a USAO position?

Postby kay2016 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
rad lulz wrote:No 1L summer jobs are prestigious

Huh


"Assuming someone has already done the judicial internship."


I'm just a 1L but I don't think 1L summer judicial internships are especially prestigious... Clerking after graduation is but, that's different.

If you're interested in prosecution or DOJ, sure USAO is probably fine, but really try to do something along the lines of what you want to do after graduation or that gets you experience. That's going to probably matter more than "prestige"

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Re: Prestige/experience rank of a USAO position?

Postby OutCold » Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:32 pm

All that matters is that you can talk about an interesting assignment or two during an interview. Prestige is completely irrelevant to 1L summer jobs.

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Re: Prestige/experience rank of a USAO position?

Postby rad lulz » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:54 pm

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Re: Prestige/experience rank of a USAO position?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:26 pm

rad lulz wrote:Ah missed the part where this isn't a 1L jerb

Do USAO

You've already done judge stuff


Thanks, man. I honestly was planning on doing some type of 3-4 unit pass/fail anyway. Really do not want to extern or do a clinic again.

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Re: Prestige/experience rank of a USAO position?

Postby kalvano » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:06 pm

Do USAO, I enjoyed the hell out of my time there.

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Re: Prestige/experience rank of a USAO position?

Postby sopranorleone » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:14 pm

kalvano wrote:Do USAO, I enjoyed the hell out of my time there.

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Re: Prestige/experience rank of a USAO position?

Postby Quichelorraine » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:31 pm

Realize that taking any sort of prosecutorial position will pretty much eliminate going to any public-service defense position ever, though. I wish someone had told me that during 1L year.

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Re: Prestige/experience rank of a USAO position?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:43 pm

Luckily, I have already gotten what I needed from this post, but to highlight, THIS IS NOT FOR A 1L.

This is for a 3L who already has done the judicial externship, has a summer associate gig lined up, et cetera.

This was just to figure out if the USAO was worth doing.

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Re: Prestige/experience rank of a USAO position?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Luckily, I have already gotten what I needed from this post, but to highlight, THIS IS NOT FOR A 1L.

This is for a 3L who already has done the judicial externship, has a summer associate gig lined up, et cetera.

This was just to figure out if the USAO was worth doing.



If you can do it for credit and not take some classes...why not...

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Re: Prestige/experience rank of a USAO position?

Postby BlueLotus » Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:49 pm

Quichelorraine wrote:Realize that taking any sort of prosecutorial position will pretty much eliminate going to any public-service defense position ever, though. I wish someone had told me that during 1L year.


Even certain civil legal aid attorneys look askance at anyone with any sort of prosecutorial experience.

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Re: Prestige/experience rank of a USAO position?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Luckily, I have already gotten what I needed from this post, but to highlight, THIS IS NOT FOR A 1L.

This is for a 3L who already has done the judicial externship, has a summer associate gig lined up, et cetera.

This was just to figure out if the USAO was worth doing.



If you can do it for credit and not take some classes...why not...


That is why I'm leaning towards it.




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