What jobs are there for lawyers in the DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE?

i am going to law school next year i took LSAT and got a 174, my brother said that if i get into a top law school and graduate in the top 10% i'll land a big law firm job. i did some research and a lot of lawyers that work at big law firms don't have lives and the hours are rigorous. so i just want to know if i work for the department of justice will i have to focus on criminal justice. or are there other options other than putting people in jail, and if i do does it have to be drugs and murders or can it be major labor law violations or civil suit against the US. i don't know i just need some advise

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    Hey Zach,

    The Department of Justice handles a large number of cases in a variety of fields; however, you probably won't be able to pick and choose what cases you try, at least not early in your career.

    However, lawyers working for the DoJ don't exactly have 'lifestyle' firm hours, either. There are a number of firms out there that don't have crazy billable hour requirements; they don't pay as well, generally, but it might be something for you to look into.

    Good luck!

    Source(s): Harvard Law School graduate, 180 on the LSAT, now consulting for Blueprint Test Prep: http://www.blueprintprep.com http://www.moststronglysupported.com
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