1L Summer Job at a V100 firm in NYC - how long? how much?

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1L Summer Job at a V100 firm in NYC - how long? how much?

Postby spinsta » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:51 pm

Last week I posed the question of federal judicial externship or US Attorney's Office in NY for my 1L summer, since I was trying to decide between those two offers. Having decided in favor of the USAO, I suddenly received an offer from a V100 Biglaw firm here in NYC. However, the partner I spoke with on the phone did not mention compensation or length of the summer position. He said they will be sending me an official offer letter shortly. I am likely to accept the position because I need the money, but I am curious what people think the salary/length will be. How long do you think? 10 weeks? 12? How much will I get paid? Market $3,077/wk or less because I am a 1L?

Thanks, everyone!

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Re: 1L Summer Job at a V100 firm in NYC - how long? how much?

Postby ZXCVBNM » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:58 pm

curious....why did you choose USAO over Federal Judge? I'm making same decision and am leaning towards Judge.

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Re: 1L Summer Job at a V100 firm in NYC - how long? how much?

Postby spinsta » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:04 pm

I chose the USAO over the judge for more personal reasons (wanted to stay in NYC with significant other) - both are great options, you really can't go wrong. I think the USAO in NY is a bit more prestigious than a federal judicial externship, but the difference is nominal. Also, my school would give me public interest funding for the USAO but not the judge. Congrats on the great options!

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Re: 1L Summer Job at a V100 firm in NYC - how long? how much?

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:09 pm

Tagged. Still a 0L, but always have been curious about how much these jobs pay for 1Ls.

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Re: 1L Summer Job at a V100 firm in NYC - how long? how much?

Postby spinsta » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:11 pm

Tangerine Gleam wrote:Tagged. Still a 0L, but always have been curious about how much these jobs pay for 1Ls.


I am told that the market rate for all Biglaw summer associates is $3,077 a week for 10-12 weeks. I am also told that Biglaw firms do not normally distinguish between 1Ls and 2Ls - they get paid the same. Or at least I can hope, right?

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Re: 1L Summer Job at a V100 firm in NYC - how long? how much?

Postby apper123 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:14 pm

Tangerine Gleam wrote:Tagged. Still a 0L, but always have been curious about how much these jobs pay for 1Ls.


ooo someone with a colored name used the T-word. i wonder if TLS implodes on itself now.

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Re: 1L Summer Job at a V100 firm in NYC - how long? how much?

Postby heyguys » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:17 pm

I thought it was a huge faux pas to turn down a federal judge....?

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Re: 1L Summer Job at a V100 firm in NYC - how long? how much?

Postby spinsta » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:18 pm

apper123 wrote:
Tangerine Gleam wrote:Tagged. Still a 0L, but always have been curious about how much these jobs pay for 1Ls.


ooo someone with a colored name used the T-word. i wonder if TLS implodes on itself now.


Lol. Hopefully - then I could actually get back to studying instead of being glued to this thread!

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Re: 1L Summer Job at a V100 firm in NYC - how long? how much?

Postby spinsta » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:19 pm

heyguys wrote:I thought it was a huge faux pas to turn down a federal judge....?


Apparently. I think it depends on the judge - he didn't seem to mind.

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Re: 1L Summer Job at a V100 firm in NYC - how long? how much?

Postby spinsta » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:25 pm

bump - nobody knows?

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Re: 1L Summer Job at a V100 firm in NYC - how long? how much?

Postby apper123 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:29 pm

do you really have to bump a post that goes unanswered in 6 minutes lol

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Re: 1L Summer Job at a V100 firm in NYC - how long? how much?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:29 pm

Look it up on NALP.
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Re: 1L Summer Job at a V100 firm in NYC - how long? how much?

Postby azlawlady » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:29 pm

Go to the firms website or find their NALP online. This will tell you all the details from at least last year like how many 1Ls and 2L summer associates they had, weekly pay, and tons of other information.

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Re: 1L Summer Job at a V100 firm in NYC - how long? how much?

Postby spinsta » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:35 pm

Thanks for the NALP tip, guys - it says $3,076/wk for 1Ls, but nothing about the length of the summer program... Any thoughts on that question?

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Re: 1L Summer Job at a V100 firm in NYC - how long? how much?

Postby awesomepossum » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:37 pm

Why not simply ASK?

You don't have to ask the partner. You can just ask the recruiting coordinator whose job it is to take care of these things. I am 100% sure he/she would know more than us.

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Re: 1L Summer Job at a V100 firm in NYC - how long? how much?

Postby azlawlady » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:38 pm

spinsta wrote:Thanks for the NALP tip, guys - it says $3,076/wk for 1Ls, but nothing about the length of the summer program... Any thoughts on that question?

I think its usually 10-12 weeks, depends on the firm. Just be patient and wait for the letter or if you're that impatient, contact the firm directly.

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Re: 1L Summer Job at a V100 firm in NYC - how long? how much?

Postby spinsta » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:41 pm

awesomepossum wrote:Why not simply ASK?

You don't have to ask the partner. You can just ask the recruiting coordinator whose job it is to take care of these things. I am 100% sure he/she would know more than us.


A part of me keeps thinking that they made a mistake and I am afraid that if I call and ask, they will realize and rescind the offer. Jk - I just don't want to be pesky when I could just patiently wait for the letter to arrive.

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Re: 1L Summer Job at a V100 firm in NYC - how long? how much?

Postby underdawg » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:04 am

just fucking call them

we're supposed to magically guess the length of the summer program? they differ from firm to firm

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Re: 1L Summer Job at a V100 firm in NYC - how long? how much?

Postby valley splitter » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:17 am

OP: if you don't mind my asking, how many resumes did you send out? I hear getting a 1L gig is extremely hard so I'm guessing you just blanketed the V100 with resumes?

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Re: 1L Summer Job at a V100 firm in NYC - how long? how much?

Postby TTH » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:04 am

spinsta wrote:Thanks for the NALP tip, guys - it says $3,076/wk for 1Ls, but nothing about the length of the summer program... Any thoughts on that question?


Uhhh....greedgasm. Congrats.

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Re: 1L Summer Job at a V100 firm in NYC - how long? how much?

Postby acdisagod » Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:11 pm

How hard is it to get one of these jobs if you go to a school in the lower top 14? What class rank do you need?

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Re: 1L Summer Job at a V100 firm in NYC - how long? how much?

Postby thesealocust » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:12 pm

edit: never mind
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Re: 1L Summer Job at a V100 firm in NYC - how long? how much?

Postby Kohinoor » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:23 pm

acdisagod wrote:How hard is it to get one of these jobs if you go to a school in the lower top 14? What class rank do you need?

Hard. Impossible.

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Re: 1L Summer Job at a V100 firm in NYC - how long? how much?

Postby underachiever » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:31 pm

Congrats!!!!!!
its probably for 10 weeks (maybe with an option for 2 more-before this economy firms had this now some have cut down to only 8 weeks) .............What ever it is take it, and run!




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