Crappy start. Any hope for a dissapointed 1L this summer?

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2Ls with less than fabulous 1LS1 grades (sub3.0): What did you do last summer?

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Gov. Job
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Crappy start. Any hope for a dissapointed 1L this summer?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:52 pm

Im a 1L @ umich with a big fat 2.9 gpa (our median for 1Ls is 3.2)
What (aside from flipping burgers or hanging out on corners) can i do this summer?
I wanted to be in DC, but am doubtful gov internships will stoop to my level.

Does anyone know of any law firms in need of a janitor this summer?

Seriously, what kind of summer opportunities are out there for us non 4.0ers?

Thanks so much,
Bummed I. Am

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T14_Scholly
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Re: Crappy start. Any hope for a dissapointed 1L this summer?

Postby T14_Scholly » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:55 pm

You might try applying for receptionist or secretary positions. In the current economic climate, you don't stand much of a chance at anything else.

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Re: Crappy start. Any hope for a dissapointed 1L this summer?

Postby ggocat » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:59 pm

High-paying firm work is certainly out of the question, but you shouldn't have a problem finding some volunteer legal position this summer. You might even get paid working for a small firm or through a public interest stipend / work study.

Just remember, there are many law students with grades similar to yours, but they don't attend UMich. You are still in a pretty good situation.

Best of luck.

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Re: Crappy start. Any hope for a dissapointed 1L this summer?

Postby NYU2011 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:11 am

My job last year summer didn't even ask for grades. It was pretty competitive, but in a smaller market with no top law schools in the area. If you have ties to a place like that, it can't hurt to throw in an resume (don't include your grades).

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Re: Crappy start. Any hope for a dissapointed 1L this summer?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:42 pm

I had an absolutely brutal GPA my first semester (worse than yours). I ended up being a research assistant for a professor.




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