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MickyL.R.

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Where should I go?
« on: September 17, 2011, 04:39:07 PM »
I'm 16, currently attending Community College, and taking law classes... But I have no idea where to go from here.

Please help,

Micky

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Re: Where should I go?
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2011, 04:45:49 PM »
Ummm... any possibility you could be a little more specific?

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Re: Where should I go?
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2011, 04:57:14 PM »
I'm taking Administration of Justice and Constitutional Law and The Criminal Justice System. I want to be in the FBI, but I don't know what I should do to prepare for it.

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Re: Where should I go?
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2011, 05:10:37 PM »
I'm taking Administration of Justice and Constitutional Law and The Criminal Justice System. I want to be in the FBI, but I don't know what I should do to prepare for it.

So, you're asking what you should do in order to be an FBI field agent?

http://www.fbijobs.gov/

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Re: Where should I go?
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2011, 05:15:59 PM »
Yes, and if pre-law would be a good idea.

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Re: Where should I go?
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2011, 06:26:57 PM »
Why not click on the "learn more" links on the site I provided? 

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Re: Where should I go?
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2011, 07:05:08 PM »
I did. Thanks for the link. :P

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Re: Where should I go?
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2011, 07:25:18 PM »
I did. Thanks for the link. :P

Well, good luck.  We're a bunch of aspiring attorneys and a few actual attorneys.  Any knowledge we might have about being an FBI agent probably comes from the same public sources you have access to.

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Re: Where should I go?
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2011, 02:55:54 PM »
A friend of mine is a sniper for the FBI, attached to DoD SpecOps teams.  Before that, he was a BigLaw associate working on securities compliance matters.

Go figure.

People's careers take the darndest turns.  As for how to get there, I haven't the foggiest idea - I just wanted to throw my oddball story out there.  That said, my friend told me that his class at the academy was relatively lean on lawyers and accountants, but loaded with police officers.  I suspect the FBI alters their criteria depending on current needs, and for the moment anti-terrorist efforts are key. 


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Re: Where should I go?
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2011, 05:45:58 PM »
As a person who turned down a conditional offer of employment at the FBI, I would encourage you to look into the USMC Officer programs as a launch pad for your FBI career.  (www.marineofficer.com)  We train all Marine Officers at Quantico; co-located with the FBI Academy.  Military service (provided that you are a performer) will certainly enhance your resume. 

Moral/drug waivers need not apply...don't participate in the knucklehead activities that fellow 16-year old's may be trying out.  Get in great physical shape and set goals for continuous improvement.   

Stay focused on your goal, but be sure to enjoy the rest of your adolescence. Good luck.
William J. Orr
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