AG or Civil Litigation Clinic?

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tram988
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AG or Civil Litigation Clinic?

Postby tram988 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:54 pm

Hi Guys,

It's been awhile since I've been on here. Having to choose between two clinic-- civil litigation clinic and attorney general. Want to either do prosecution or civil litigation in the future. Any idea on what I should choose? AG is 13 credits, 1 year long, pass fail. Civil litigation is 7 or 10 credits, graded, semester. This is in Boston. Thanks!!

CanadianWolf
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Re: AG or Civil Litigation Clinic?

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:57 pm

AG because it shows you're dedicated to being a prosecutor. Prosecutors, due to extensive courtroom experience, are readily accepted as civil litigators.

Litigation is about credibility & how you handle yourself in a courtroom in front of a judge & jury; prosecutorial experience gives you both credibility & experience.

tram988
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Re: AG or Civil Litigation Clinic?

Postby tram988 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:07 pm

Thanks a ton-- still having trouble deciding. I feel like the AG is more policy focused and less practical than the civil litigation. So tough...

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Re: AG or Civil Litigation Clinic?

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:57 pm

Credibility is important. AG's office offers that.




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