I've been doing some research lately into what sorts of law I want to practice after graduating (am a 0L currently). I still don't know exactly what I'd like to pursue by any means, but Antitrust piqued my interest. The sad thing is, I know almost nothing about it that the name doesn't say in itself.
For anyone out there in a practice group like this or with more knowledge than I have,
- What sort of work do antitrust departments do on a regular basis? What skill sets does this practice group prize?
- Is a clerkship desirable for this line of work? I'm assuming it's on the litigation side here - I don't even know that forsure.
- In terms of activity during law school itself, what sorts of things could you do to set yourself up for success in this practice area? Beyond just "good grades" or "take the relevant classes" - would an (attempted) internship with the SEC/FTB during 1L summer be a good idea? There's also DOJ Antitrust - but how hard is that to get?
I'd be attending CLS, in this case. Please don't limit yourself to the questions I've asked - any information at all is helpful.