Does the DOJ look good on a resume regardless of the office?

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Does the DOJ look good on a resume regardless of the office?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:02 pm

I'm in a dilemma where I got an offer from a DOJ office (one that I really wanted to work for and lines up well with the practice area I want to pursue) but it's not really one of the "flashy ones," if that's even a thing. I'm still waiting to hear back from two other DOJ offices, both of which I've heard are more prestigious. But...does it really matter? I figured that the DOJ - regardless of what you're doing, as long as it's legal work - is prestigious enough on its own that it doesn't really matter where you end up (especially since all of these are in Washington DC).

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Re: Does the DOJ look good on a resume regardless of the office?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:57 pm

bump...could really use some input here

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Re: Does the DOJ look good on a resume regardless of the office?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:02 pm

What year is this? If it's 1L it really doesn't matter. Doing something that fits with what you want to do always trumps prestige in a vacuum.

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Re: Does the DOJ look good on a resume regardless of the office?

Postby doggozeg » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm in a dilemma where I got an offer from a DOJ office (one that I really wanted to work for and lines up well with the practice area I want to pursue) but it's not really one of the "flashy ones," if that's even a thing. I'm still waiting to hear back from two other DOJ offices, both of which I've heard are more prestigious. But...does it really matter? I figured that the DOJ - regardless of what you're doing, as long as it's legal work - is prestigious enough on its own that it doesn't really matter where you end up (especially since all of these are in Washington DC).


I don't believe it will be material since we are discussing 1L only. It works as a signaling mechanism and shows you can do legal work. Of course, you have preferences, but I don't think it will make a huge difference.

DOJ looks good regardless of office even when your personal experiences will vary.
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Re: Does the DOJ look good on a resume regardless of the office?

Postby pancakes3 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:20 pm

if it's in an office you really want to work in - what difference does it matter?

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Re: Does the DOJ look good on a resume regardless of the office?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:25 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:What year is this? If it's 1L it really doesn't matter. Doing something that fits with what you want to do always trumps prestige in a vacuum.


(OP here) - I'm a 1L

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Re: Does the DOJ look good on a resume regardless of the office?

Postby bk1 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:55 pm

It's a 1L summer job, doesn't really matter.



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