0L Internship at Top 100 Firm?

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SwineState
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0L Internship at Top 100 Firm?

Postby SwineState » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:40 am

I'm a junior at a Mid Atlantic state school and I just got an offer for an internship from an ILRG 250 firm that has around 500 attorneys. I would be working for the firm's pro bono attorney, and she assured me that I would be doing substantive work (apparently filing is not part of the job description). One drawback is that the position is unpaid. This is the first offer I've gotten this spring, and I don't want to jump too soon in case a paid position comes by. Can anyone give me some pros/cons for taking this internship?

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Re: 0L Internship at Top 100 Firm?

Postby SwineState » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:34 am

Come on now.

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Re: 0L Internship at Top 100 Firm?

Postby holydonkey » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:46 am

SwineState wrote:I'm a junior at a Mid Atlantic state school


UPenn?

It sounds like a great experience and a good soft for your future application to law school. If you don't need money, I'd take it. If you need money, do something else.

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Re: 0L Internship at Top 100 Firm?

Postby JazzOne » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:52 am

SwineState wrote:I'm a junior at a Mid Atlantic state school and I just got an offer for an internship from an ILRG 250 firm that has around 500 attorneys. I would be working for the firm's pro bono attorney, and she assured me that I would be doing substantive work (apparently filing is not part of the job description). One drawback is that the position is unpaid. This is the first offer I've gotten this spring, and I don't want to jump too soon in case a paid position comes by. Can anyone give me some pros/cons for taking this internship?

It sounds like a cool opportunity, but I wonder how much "substantive work" a 0L can actually do.

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Re: 0L Internship at Top 100 Firm?

Postby Bosque » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:17 pm

JazzOne wrote:
SwineState wrote:I'm a junior at a Mid Atlantic state school and I just got an offer for an internship from an ILRG 250 firm that has around 500 attorneys. I would be working for the firm's pro bono attorney, and she assured me that I would be doing substantive work (apparently filing is not part of the job description). One drawback is that the position is unpaid. This is the first offer I've gotten this spring, and I don't want to jump too soon in case a paid position comes by. Can anyone give me some pros/cons for taking this internship?

It sounds like a cool opportunity, but I wonder how much "substantive work" a 0L can actually do.


I don't know about you, but I like my coffee pretty substantive.

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Re: 0L Internship at Top 100 Firm?

Postby AngryAvocado » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:22 pm

Bosque wrote:
JazzOne wrote:
SwineState wrote:I'm a junior at a Mid Atlantic state school and I just got an offer for an internship from an ILRG 250 firm that has around 500 attorneys. I would be working for the firm's pro bono attorney, and she assured me that I would be doing substantive work (apparently filing is not part of the job description). One drawback is that the position is unpaid. This is the first offer I've gotten this spring, and I don't want to jump too soon in case a paid position comes by. Can anyone give me some pros/cons for taking this internship?

It sounds like a cool opportunity, but I wonder how much "substantive work" a 0L can actually do.


I don't know about you, but I like my coffee pretty substantive.


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