Sprout wrote:Anonymous User wrote:t-20 3L, below median. I hadn't considered this route until a few months ago, so neither of my summer experiences reflect a particular interest in a prosecutor's office: RA + 2/7/9/DC externship --> Senate judiciary (doing some crim justice reform stuff, which is what sparked my interest in Crim Law).
No moot court or trial ad experience.
What're my chances at a non-NYC DA's office? Am I perma-fuct?
You're not perma-fucked if you can express interest/take Crim Pro or Trial (or both), and be convincing in an interview/application.
Purely anecdotal, but I had a few friends decide their 3L they wanted to work for the DA after some firm stuff didn't work out for them. They got jobs. It just depends. Although, I will tell you from my own experience as an intern, being a prosecutor is intense, esp if you don't intern first and see many sentencings, etc, it can be hard to know how you will handle it. Make sure the idea and practice of being a prosecutor jives with you. There are other options if you're not into it.
Edit: Sorry I have zero idea of your chances. But if anyone else knows, I know someone similarly situated who would also be interested in the answer to this.
I know of similarly situated people who got hired (nyc office).
If your schools has a prosecution clinic (or anything remotely resembling one), go beg whoever runs it to let you in right now. Same with crim pro/trial ad/evidence. Reach out to alumni who are ADAs and talk to them about their day-to-day and the hiring process