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acdisagod
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Any benefit for 1L hiring?

Postby acdisagod » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:44 pm

It's my understanding that there is a decent amount of 1L hiring before grades even come out. Given that, would working for law firm this summer as a 0L give me any advantage in applying for a summer 1L job?

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Re: Any benefit for 1L hiring?

Postby gglr24 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:45 pm

Not unless it is a small firm.

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Re: Any benefit for 1L hiring?

Postby Renzo » Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:14 pm

gglr24 wrote:Not unless it is a small firm that you would like to go back to for your 1L summer.

Fixt.

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Re: Any benefit for 1L hiring?

Postby Kohinoor » Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:19 pm

acdisagod wrote:It's my understanding that there is a decent amount of 1L hiring before grades even come out. Given that, would working for law firm this summer as a 0L give me any advantage in applying for a summer 1L job?

ANY advantage? Yes. A significant advantage? No.

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Re: Any benefit for 1L hiring?

Postby acdisagod » Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:27 pm

Would it be better then to take a non legal job and make a few thousand this summer or the unpaid legal job? Money isn't a huge issue so I'm leaning toward unpaid legal.

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Re: Any benefit for 1L hiring?

Postby Lawl Shcool » Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:43 pm

I would take the unpaid legal if money isn't an issue. The more you can get on your resume under Legal Experience the better.

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Re: Any benefit for 1L hiring?

Postby 270910 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:38 pm

neither will help you at all compared to a tiny fraction of a GPA point increase. do it if you want to (and I can see why you would), don't expect a resume bump.

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Re: Any benefit for 1L hiring?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:07 am

I have a crappy GPA from last semester a high T14 and every employer I've interviewed with (non-firm, but some in-house) has liked that I had legal experience, especially some work I did at a small firm. It doesn't make up for my GPA completely in terms of getting offers, but it's been made clear to me that I got interviews that I wouldn't have otherwise because of it.




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