BruceWayne wrote:Hey shownprove thanks for this type of advice. All we here about on here are grades; thanks for giving advice about things that we can somewhat control to improve our employment prospects.
Can you give more advice about Assistant State attorney general positions? Regardless of grades I'm curious about these. They may provide a good stepping stone to an AUSA spot one day.
I didn't work for a state AG's office--I had a judicial internship my first summer--but I started looking into them right before I landed the job I took. What I did was go to the AG website of any state I could work in for free and researched how to apply. The earlier you can start, the better. I noticed that alumni are very eager to talk to students from their schools, so if there is a UVA alum in the office, it wouldn't hurt to bring attention to your application by making contact through a friendly e-mail.
plum wrote:what if u dont want to work for the govt...judicial internship?
Judges love hiring local students from top schools. Appellate judges usually put their offices in or around their hometowns, so even if you're not from a large city, there's probably a judge close to you. Last year, I tried being choosy at first, applying to only Fed. Dist. Ct. judges, but that almost did me in. Apply to state judges, too. Intermediate appellate courts usually need the most help. And start applying a.s.a.p., because these positions will fill up before March.