what does it take to get into anti-trust?

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sangr
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what does it take to get into anti-trust?

Postby sangr » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:17 am

hello all

obviously, to get into any practice area, getting great grades and gettin ito a big firm is the best method.

but otherwise, what can one do to pursue a path?

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dood
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Re: what does it take to get into anti-trust?

Postby dood » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:48 am

why did u put a - in between anti and trust?

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Re: what does it take to get into anti-trust?

Postby TooOld4This » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:14 am

As with any area of the law, look for alumni that practice in the area and set up some informational interviews.

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Re: what does it take to get into anti-trust?

Postby ndirish2010 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:52 pm

DOJ Honors.

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Re: what does it take to get into anti-trust?

Postby hmlee » Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:29 pm

ajax adonis wrote:Take antitrust. And don't spell it anti-trust in your cover letter ("I am highly interested in anti-trust.").


Actually, "anti-trust" seems to be an acceptable spelling and one that is frequently used by non-lawyers. Pretty sure I spelled it with a hyphen a few years ago when I was applying for DOJ SLIP in the antitrust division. Weirdly, they still gave me a job.

But, you've basically got 3 options for antitrust: BigLaw, DOJ, and FTC. There are some midsize firms that have antitrust practice groups, but they aren't all that common and often don't do a whole lot of work in it.

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Re: what does it take to get into anti-trust?

Postby eerie_erie » Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:19 pm

- Go to state bar events and network.
- Read up on antitrust news and concepts.
- Try to get an internship at DOJ or FTC.
- Talk to antitrust professors.
- Find alums from your school who are now doing antitrust and try to network with them.
- Ask your career center for advice on alum connections or currently 3Ls who are willing to share advice.
- Join or start an antitrust club at your school. Who cares if you don't have experience. Get the right people and be entrepreneurial.

#iloveantitrust #tagsoutsideoftwitter




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