FBI special agent career path?

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FBI special agent career path?

Postby domino » Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:55 am

I'm tentatively interested in becoming an FBI special agent after law school. Is there a path that law students ordinarily take to get these positions? I'd be interested to hear whether there are internships that can lead to these jobs and how competitive it is to get a job. I will be attending HYS. Thanks in advance!

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Re: FBI special agent career path?

Postby rad lulz » Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:15 am

domino wrote:I'm tentatively interested in becoming an FBI special agent after law school. Is there a path that law students ordinarily take to get these positions? I'd be interested to hear whether there are internships that can lead to these jobs and how competitive it is to get a job. I will be attending HYS. Thanks in advance!

You need to work as a lawyer first

It's not something that's generally available right after LS

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Re: FBI special agent career path?

Postby domino » Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:17 am

Thanks! Does it matter what you do, or is it more about learning to be a professional?

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Postby rad lulz » Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:19 am

domino wrote:Thanks! Does it matter what you do, or is it more about learning to be a professional?

I asked someone about this a couple years ago and I got the impression law enforcemt type stuff is helpful but they will consider other professionals.

And if I remember correctly they want at least 3 years work after law school

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Re: FBI special agent career path?

Postby domino » Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:22 am

Appreciate the help.

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Re: FBI special agent career path?

Postby sublime » Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:24 am

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Re: FBI special agent career path?

Postby quakeroats » Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:29 am

SHAPIRO: All right, let's take a call. We've got Jason(ph) in Austin, Texas, on the line. Hi Jason, go ahead.

JASON: Hi, yes, I've been in the hiring process with the FBI for about a year now, reached the end. My case was adjudicated so basically just waiting on a date to leave for the academy when we recently got a letter stating that there wouldn't be any more hires - or no more academy dates until February of 2015 due to the current fiscal climate going on right now in the U.S.

And I was just curious: How is the FBI planning on continuing their mission with the staffing levels being cut back?

SHAPIRO: Thanks for the question, Jason. Phil, Garrett, does one of you have an answer to that?

GRAFF: Yeah, the - this is a huge challenge both in the waning days of Mueller's time and then that Jim Comey will be inheriting, which are the sequestration cuts, or these mandatory budget cuts across the board. And Mueller has been very, very vocal on Capitol Hill saying that this has an extreme potential to harm the mission-readiness of the FBI.

What it has meant for the FBI is that the organization has to cut $2 million a day out of its operations, which is a tremendous amount of money and something that the FBI is planning to leave a lot of positions unfilled in the months ahead and wind down entire units focused on things like violent crime in order to ensure that it can continue focusing at the level that it needs to on something like counterterrorism.

http://www.npr.org/2013/06/04/188667479 ... or-the-fbi

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Re: FBI special agent career path?

Postby Ti Malice » Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:24 pm

domino wrote:I'm tentatively interested in becoming an FBI special agent after law school. Is there a path that law students ordinarily take to get these positions? I'd be interested to hear whether there are internships that can lead to these jobs and how competitive it is to get a job. I will be attending HYS. Thanks in advance!


You could email Asha.

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Re: FBI special agent career path?

Postby Steve2207 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:23 pm

rad lulz wrote:
domino wrote:Thanks! Does it matter what you do, or is it more about learning to be a professional?

I asked someone about this a couple years ago and I got the impression law enforcemt type stuff is helpful but they will consider other professionals.

And if I remember correctly they want at least 3 years work after law school


I think you may be wrong about the 3 years after law school Rad Lulz. My advisor in undergrad was a retired FBI agent, and he told my class once that 3 years professional experience is required of all applicants to the Bureau.
HOWEVER, he claimed law school graduates are not subject to this rule, because the 3 years in law school is considered to be professional experience. Unless they have changed the rules since the time he retired (which was about 6 years ago), or unless he was mistaken (which I highly doubt), Domino could technically meet the requirements to apply to the FBI. That said, positions within the FBI are VERY competitive, and odds are not very good that Domino would actually be hired right out of law school without any other significant experiences.

I do not mean to offend you, but I felt that this should be clarified for those interested in pursuing this career path.

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Re: FBI special agent career path?

Postby domino » Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:53 pm

Ti Malice wrote:You could email Asha.

Lol, I thought about this. She intimidates me, but I might reach out in the fall.

And who knew it would pay off to be a square? My experience with pot is very limited, which I had always regretted. Not anymore, though.




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