Capitol Hill protest arrest

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Capitol Hill protest arrest

Postby mrcookies1 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:51 pm

So if someone were to participate in a Capitol Hill Sit In and risk arrest. Obviously report it to the law schools, but i think schools won't care much. But I'm concerned for law firms and clerkships. Would law firms frown upon this? And judges? Part of me wants to be committed to the cause, but I also want to be able to work at a top firm and clerk.

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Re: Capitol Hill protest arrest

Postby unlicensedpotato » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:55 pm

Unless you're going to do civic activism as your career or are at a public service agency, I would just avoid this. There are countless ways to have a greater impact doing pro bono at a big law firm/law school and after you leave firm life if you want. The people who are arrested often have lawyers waiting for them -- presumably those lawyers also believe in their cause but everyone recognizes they're more valuable as the lawyer than as an additional arrestee.

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Re: Capitol Hill protest arrest

Postby kyle1978 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:58 pm

Being arrested is not admirable

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Re: Capitol Hill protest arrest

Postby cavalier1138 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:11 pm

kyle1978 wrote:Being arrested is not admirable


Yeah! No one admirable has ever been arrested for civil disobedience!

But yeah, OP, if you want to work for a firm, probably don't get arrested. If you wanted to work for the ACLU, it might be a badge of honor, but that's a different case.

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Re: Capitol Hill protest arrest

Postby poptart123 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:07 pm

Likely not worth it

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Re: Capitol Hill protest arrest

Postby arose928 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:35 pm

I'd say do it, but what do I know. I don't want to work for biglaw or anywhere that wouldn't hire me because I'd been arrested protesting. It's kind of sad to me but I guess the conservative hivemind will say don't risk it.

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Re: Capitol Hill protest arrest

Postby pancakes3 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:50 pm

arose928 wrote:I'd say do it, but what do I know. I don't want to work for biglaw or anywhere that wouldn't hire me because I'd been arrested protesting. It's kind of sad to me but I guess the conservative hivemind will say don't risk it.


:roll: you don't even know what OP is protesting against.

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Re: Capitol Hill protest arrest

Postby cavalier1138 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:59 pm

pancakes3 wrote:
arose928 wrote:I'd say do it, but what do I know. I don't want to work for biglaw or anywhere that wouldn't hire me because I'd been arrested protesting. It's kind of sad to me but I guess the conservative hivemind will say don't risk it.


:roll: you don't even know what OP is protesting against.


The establishment. Duh.

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Re: Capitol Hill protest arrest

Postby arose928 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:44 am

pancakes3 wrote:
arose928 wrote:I'd say do it, but what do I know. I don't want to work for biglaw or anywhere that wouldn't hire me because I'd been arrested protesting. It's kind of sad to me but I guess the conservative hivemind will say don't risk it.


:roll: you don't even know what OP is protesting against.


Ha. I can guess. But does it matter?

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Re: Capitol Hill protest arrest

Postby Nebby » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:50 pm

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Re: Capitol Hill protest arrest

Postby Kummel » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:39 pm

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Makes me laugh every time




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