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NYC Law Department

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NYC Law Department
« on: August 03, 2009, 01:30:31 PM »
How good is this place? I have heard good things, but I'd like to hear from some more people...

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Re: NYC Law Department
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2009, 10:58:43 AM »
How good is this place? I have heard good things, but I'd like to hear from some more people...

I guess it depends what you mean by good.  There are a lot of very talented lawyers there and I am sure a lot of the work is interesting, but you end up having to fight against the little guy a lot (e.g., defending the city in police brutality, discrimination, and personal injury cases), the pay isn't fantastic, and the facilities are pretty broken down.

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Re: NYC Law Department
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2009, 02:42:07 PM »
I debated applying for this through my school as well but opted not to.  For me, it comes down to pay. Unless you are on no loans, or can use fed. loan repayment to cover your law loans (don't have private loans) I think it would be really hard to have a decent life in NYC on their pay.  However, in doing a bit of research on them it seemed people liked the job overall and found it to be a good learning experience.

Re: NYC Law Department
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2009, 04:10:53 PM »
Does anyone know what the timeline for the application process is like once you have a callback interview?