Full time Paralegal or Internship? Can't decide.

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Internship or Paralegal

Poll ended at Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:56 pm

Internship (8)
8
80%
Paralegal (2)
2
20%
 
Total votes: 10

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gatesome
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Full time Paralegal or Internship? Can't decide.

Postby gatesome » Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:56 pm

Thank you.
Last edited by gatesome on Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:07 pm, edited 4 times in total.

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banjo
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Re: Full time Paralegal in NYC or Cato Internship? Can't decide.

Postby banjo » Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:04 pm

I'd do the full-time lit gig over the internship.

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gatesome
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Re: Full time Paralegal in NYC or Cato Internship? Can't decide.

Postby gatesome » Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:36 pm

Thank you.
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Re: Full time Paralegal in NYC or Cato Internship? Can't decide.

Postby stoopkid13 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:07 pm

Obviously only you know how important the pay is to your financial situation. I don't think either work experience will make or break you in terms of law school admissions. I would take the internship if you are interested in the work itself. It could be a great learning experience and it is easier to go internship-->paralegal than vice versa.

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Kratos
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Re: Full time Paralegal in NYC or Cato Internship? Can't decide.

Postby Kratos » Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:15 pm

what are your long term goals?

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minnbills
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Re: Full time Paralegal in NYC or Cato Internship? Can't decide.

Postby minnbills » Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:17 pm

Neither will help for admissions but the paralegal job will help for your job search when you're a law student, moreso if it's a reputable firm.

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Re: Full time Paralegal in NYC or Cato Internship? Can't decide.

Postby chuckbass » Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:18 pm

Cato is pretty baller and obviously super hard to get. If you wanna do it I'd see if the firm could handle starting you late.

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Re: Full time Paralegal in NYC or Cato Internship? Can't decide.

Postby fats provolone » Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:21 pm

i would do cato and then not go to law school

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Kratos
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Re: Full time Paralegal in NYC or Cato Internship? Can't decide.

Postby Kratos » Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:29 pm

fats provolone wrote:i would do cato and then not go to law school

totally this. if I got a good think tank gig before law school not a chance I would be here right now

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Re: Full time Paralegal in NYC or Cato Internship? Can't decide.

Postby pylon » Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:21 am

I would do Cato. Especially since you have a paralegal role lined up after Cato as a back-up, seems like a win-win.

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Re: Full time Paralegal in NYC or Cato Internship? Can't decide.

Postby GreenTee » Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:05 pm

Also biglaw paralegal jobs in NYC are not really that hard to come by. You should obviously do the Cato, even if your firm won't let you postpone your start date. After the internship, you'll be an even more competitive applicant. You could almost definitely get a paralegal gig at another firm if you had to.

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Re: Full time Paralegal in NYC or Cato Internship? Can't decide.

Postby utahraptor » Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:07 pm

Kratos wrote:
fats provolone wrote:i would do cato and then not go to law school

totally this. if I got a good think tank gig before law school not a chance I would be here right now




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