« on: March 19, 2005, 04:09:56 PM »
I know there are so many different positions for attorneys in federal and local government after law school, but was wondering how tough some of those jobs are to get. I would assume that being a public defender or working at the DAs office probally isnt to hard, while getting in at the FBI is extremely tough. Does anyone have insight this issue? Does law school reputation matter as much if you want to work in government for a while.
Also, for those of you that work at the USPTO, I submitted an application for a position as a patent examiner (biotech art) and didnt hear back. They are done their hiring, so i think mostly PhDs were offered the position. Would a JD help getting the patent examiner position, especially if I would be working in a lab for 4 years while in LS?