"How many people are able to find good federal level government jobs? Do any government agencies come and interview on campus? What about other not BIGLAW options?"I turnd down and offer to work at an U.S. Attorney's Office in CA for 1L summer (took a firm job instead), got the offer after a phone interview, guy never looked at my grades and basically just thought I had gave good answers to his questions and thought UT was a good school. I interviewed with the State Department and SEC during OCI. I think the Federal Reserve, the IRS, and the Commerce Department also came in the fall. DOJ usually shows up during public interest recruiting - that's kind of a different beast with the Honors Program (you apply in the fall of your 3L year) so I don't know as much about it. I think the SEC does the honors program thing, too. There's a decent sized U.S. Attorney's branch office here in Austin and a lot of people work there during the year or over the summer. That's about all I cam tell about federal goverment. There are definitely opportunities...As far as other non BIGLAW stuff, there are a lot of smaller firms in the Austin area. Some of them do cool stuff like public interest environmental litigation, if that interests you. Obviously there are plenty of opportunities in state goverment. UT does a pretty good job at supporting 1Ls who want to do public interest work over the summer and there are more than enough options both here in Texas and in other places as well. The downside (and they say they're going to fix this) is that as of now there is no loan forgiveness program for people who do PI. Texas also has an oustanding clinical program. At one point this year we had 75% of the Supreme Court docket (3 out of the first 4 cases they accepted). The Death Penalty Clinic goes to the Supreme Court pretty regularly. We have a Supreme Court clinic that, naturally, works on Supreme Court cases. Also, there are a bunch of students working with a prof. representing Guatanamo detainees (they have the case where the Court denied cert last week). There's also clinics for immigration, domestic violence, actual innocence, all that good stuff.Does that basically answer your question?
The appropriateness of Perpetua would probably depend on the tone of the writing. When I used it, I (half playfully) thought the extra space made the words sort of resonate.
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