hey guys, i currently have an offer from PI organization that I really like doing immigration and asylum work. i have request from an state judge to come in for interview and i'm hesitant to go. my school has a rule that if you get an offer from a judge you must accept.
my concern is what would look better for OCI this fall or will it even matter? Thoughts?
Is that rule about being required to accept offers from judges standard? I've never heard of anything like that, but maybe my school is just weird. I suppose if you think you might be interested in working for the judge, you could go interview with him -- then if you get the impression during the interview that it's not really what you're looking for, you could just quickly send a follow-up e-mail the next day thanking him for his time but asking to be taken out of consideration for the position since you are going to pursue something else. That way, you avoid getting a formal offer from him... but you also run the small risk that he might offer you a position on the spot in the interview, LOL. I'm also not sure how ethical this is -- I'm sure your school doesn't really want people doing this either, but also there's no prohibition on it...
But if you are just as happy doing the immigration work, I'd just stick with that and tell the judge thanks but no thanks. I might think working for a judge would look a LITTLE bit better during OCI, but it probably depends on what type of law you are interested in -- like if you want to do immigration, go for the immigration work, obviously. Even if you're interested in an immigration career, you could still spin the hands-on experience you get this summer to be impressive for another field of law.