« on: June 28, 2006, 07:45:00 PM »
I was hoping someone had some insight into how difficult it is to hire into a public defenders office [state or fed, although obviously the latter is more difficult]. I am leaning towards working in this area and I think I will be fairly competitive during OCI (around top 10%, good grade in Crim, taking Crim Pro and Evidence next year, and maybe advanced crim pro in the Spring). I know that the DA hires a lot of students and grooms them for positions during law school, but I have no real interest in working as a prosecutor. I would really like to get a position at a PD office next summer and hopefully hire in somewhere when I finish with school in '08.
I would appreciate any insight.