Anonymous User wrote:I have the following offers in hand: SEC Summer Honors Program (pay unknown / possibly unpaid) v. NALP 250 HQ'd in the regional market that I grew up in (pay = $20K over 10 weeks).
I am very interested in pursuing a career in transactional work / securities law. The firm job would very likely result in an offer to return for my 2L summer. However, come OCI, the only way that I would consider taking a job from a firm in to the city where I grew up is if I struck out with firms in NY, Chicago, or LA. Thoughts?
Based on some discussions that I have had, it is my understanding that the SEC Summer Honors Program will pay this year. I believe that there were a few folks last year who received unpaid offers very late in the cycle to work in DC.
With that said, I would take the SEC. I think that the experience at the SEC, especially if you have a chance to work in a smaller regional office, will be more valuable than a firm job when it comes it comes to recruiting with the V100's.