judicial internship vs. DA internship 1L summer

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imisscollege
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judicial internship vs. DA internship 1L summer

Postby imisscollege » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:46 pm

After LS, I'd like to be a clerk (if at all possible) or be a DA. Top 40 or so % at a top30 in a sizeable city. I think I'm going to be looking at offers from DA's offices as well as a couple judges. Most people I talk to say do the judge now then absolutely try to work in the office that I want to be hired at 2L summer. But some people say to do the prosecution thing every summer; that it makes a big difference. Thoughts?

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Re: judicial internship vs. DA internship 1L summer

Postby imisscollege » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:11 pm

thoughts?

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Re: judicial internship vs. DA internship 1L summer

Postby imisscollege » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:09 pm

bump?

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Re: judicial internship vs. DA internship 1L summer

Postby blueprint87 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:55 pm

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Re: judicial internship vs. DA internship 1L summer

Postby kalvano » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:07 am

I know Dallas (where I am) is fairly competitive for DA positions. They encourage you to work as early and as often as possible with them. They want to see evidence that you really want to be there, and that it isn't simply a fall-back position for you.

Having said that, we can split our summers here. Do you have that option? By that, I mean we can do 6-week internships, which allow for both DA work and a judicial internship. Both would be best, if you can. If you can't, go work for the DA. The longer your history with them, the better.

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Re: judicial internship vs. DA internship 1L summer

Postby BarbellDreams » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:30 am

Try to split. If not I would do the DA if you want to be a DA and the judge if you want to clerk. Although for 1L summer neither would close doors to a career in the other sector either way.




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