and go to law school at night in a few years if that's what he decides he wants to do. Getting a federal government attorney job right out of law school is very difficult. Generally it requires a federal clerkship for a year or two, which requires that he finish in the top 1/4 of his class at a good law school, or a couple years in a firm. In-house requires a couple years at a firm. I'd probably encourage him to go to the Kennedy school or something like that if he wants to be involved in policy, unless he knows for an absolute certainty that he wants to be a lawyer.