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« on: July 22, 2005, 11:55:19 PM »
Not specifically. I am more just trying to get whatever experience I can get, while working full time, so if it was a private firm, government, whatever, and would have allowed me a flexible schedule, I would have taken it. I probably will be more selective as I figure out what type of law I am interested in as the years go on.
That's great the DA office would work with you like that. Do you want to work in the DA's office after graduation?
« on: July 22, 2005, 10:52:42 PM »
In regards to the southwestern students, there are three there, two are top with scholarship money and just finished their 1L, one is not on a scholarship and just finished his 2L. The are not in SCALE, but in the regular full time day program.
Me personally, I work full time, have been for around 9 years, and am only interning there for 1.5 days per week. That is all my work would let me do. I am not interested in biglaw but I am an older non-trad student.
My impression of the LA DA's office is not like biglaw firms or judges. Their hiring criteria is not so stringent, like you don't have to be top 10% or anything like that because I was definitely not that. In the interview, I got the impression that the only class they cared about was legal skills, and they were more wanting to give opportunties to people like me (couldn't do a full time internship and have other priorities like full time employment and/or family). Every other place I applied for wanted a full time commitment over summer. Again, this is my own personal experience and so I'm not sure if it's the norm or exception.
And by the way, I believe Southwestern is a 3rd tier.
« on: July 22, 2005, 10:06:01 PM »
Right now I am interning at the LA DA's office and in the department I am interning at, the majority of the students there are Southwestern students. The impressions I got from them was that none of them dislike the school and on the contrary, really like it. I am curious as to whether the students I encountered during my internship are the exception.