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Department of Labor- OALJ clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:11 pm

I'm not completely sure if this is the appropriate place to post this but does anybody have any experience working as a clerk with the DOL Office of Administrative Law Judges? Is the work interesting? What are the exit opportunities like?

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Re: Department of Labor- OALJ clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:50 pm

Bump

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Re: Department of Labor- OALJ clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:41 pm

Bump . We must all be in the same boat.

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Re: Department of Labor- OALJ clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:00 pm

I interned for a regional office over the summer, so not completely the same situation - but I really enjoyed the work there.
The workload is a split of employment law cases under the longshore act and black lung act, federal whistleblower law, and BALCA immigration review decisions.
Some of the cases are repetitive, for instance there is an unlimited amount of causation cases it seems.

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Re: Department of Labor- OALJ clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:08 pm

NecroBump because curious.

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Re: Department of Labor- OALJ clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:39 pm

Did any of you all interview?

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Re: Department of Labor- OALJ clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I interned for a regional office over the summer, so not completely the same situation - but I really enjoyed the work there.
The workload is a split of employment law cases under the longshore act and black lung act, federal whistleblower law, and BALCA immigration review decisions.
Some of the cases are repetitive, for instance there is an unlimited amount of causation cases it seems.


I worked in the DC office, and this is mostly accurate. Depending on the ALJ you are assigned to, the bulk of the work is writing Black Lung Act decisions, Longshore, and/or whistleblower. It's a 2-3 year clerkship with no permanent offer available. I basically found myself competing with federal judicial law clerks for firm jobs and government jobs, which is not ideal. However, I did enjoy my time there, and I got a TON of legal writing experience. Also the office was very relaxed and my schedule was flexible.

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Re: Department of Labor- OALJ clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:10 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I interned for a regional office over the summer, so not completely the same situation - but I really enjoyed the work there.
The workload is a split of employment law cases under the longshore act and black lung act, federal whistleblower law, and BALCA immigration review decisions.
Some of the cases are repetitive, for instance there is an unlimited amount of causation cases it seems.


I worked in the DC office, and this is mostly accurate. Depending on the ALJ you are assigned to, the bulk of the work is writing Black Lung Act decisions, Longshore, and/or whistleblower. It's a 2-3 year clerkship with no permanent offer available. I basically found myself competing with federal judicial law clerks for firm jobs and government jobs, which is not ideal. However, I did enjoy my time there, and I got a TON of legal writing experience. Also the office was very relaxed and my schedule was flexible.


Could you say what opportunities you ended up having after, without outing yourself?



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