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What's the Best Summer Position For IP In-In-House Counsel Path?

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Clerkship vs. Firm Summer Job for Future In-House?

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Re: Clerkship vs. Firm Summer Job for Future In-House?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:29 pm

Sorry, new poll option, only one person voted, should be able to re-vote... sorry.

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Re: Clerkship vs. Firm Summer Job for Future In-House?

Postby underdawg » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:45 pm

clerkships are after graduation and can be quite impressive

judicial internships are for the summer and are rarely impressive

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Re: Clerkship vs. Firm Summer Job for Future In-House?

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Re: Clerkship vs. Firm Summer Job for Future In-House?

Postby underdawg » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:11 am

big firm

in-house doesn't come that easy to newly minted JD's.

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Re: Clerkship vs. Firm Summer Job for Future In-House?

Postby BradyToMoss » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:46 am

As underdawg already mentioned, in-house out of law school is pretty much unheard of. The most usual route is to spend 3-5 years doing transactional work in a big firm. The in-house counsels of big companies usually have high-stakes legal matters, and as such look to seek outside counsel from the best firms in America. A highly respected firm that has a practice group in the legal areas in which you are interested would give you the best exit options, so you should put your efforts towards landing a 2L Summer Associate position with one of these firms.

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Re: Clerkship vs. Firm Summer Job for Future In-House?

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Re: Clerkship vs. Firm Summer Job for Future In-House?

Postby Renzo » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:00 pm

I'm just curious, how many of these offers do you actually have open? Because that could really narrow down your decision.

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Re: Clerkship vs. Firm Summer Job for Future In-House?

Postby 270910 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:19 am

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Renzo wrote:I'm just curious, how many of these offers do you actually have open? Because that could really narrow down your decision.
2 of them, didn't try for anything else, and I had already made that decision anyway. I'm really trying to gauge what to focus efforts on for my 2L summer.


You would be insane to try for anything other than a big firm SA as plan A.

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Re: Clerkship vs. Firm Summer Job for Future In-House?

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:38 am

2L SA = firm gig, unless you know for certain that you want to do PI, and even then, still probably firm gig. Certainly NOT a judicial internship--internships are great 1L summer jobs, not so great 2L

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Re: Clerkship vs. Firm Summer Job for Future In-House?

Postby JPeavy44 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:53 pm

ToTransferOrNot wrote:2L SA = firm gig, unless you know for certain that you want to do PI, and even then, still probably firm gig. Certainly NOT a judicial internship--internships are great 1L summer jobs, not so great 2L


If you can't get a 2L SA gig, what's the next best thing? Try for any firm, big or small/local?

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Re: Clerkship vs. Firm Summer Job for Future In-House?

Postby Renzo » Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:00 pm

JPeavy44 wrote:
ToTransferOrNot wrote:2L SA = firm gig, unless you know for certain that you want to do PI, and even then, still probably firm gig. Certainly NOT a judicial internship--internships are great 1L summer jobs, not so great 2L


If you can't get a 2L SA gig, what's the next best thing? Try for any firm, big or small/local?

Whatever is most likely to result in a permanent offer. That would be my question anyplace I interviewed, "what are the chances you'd be able to hire me when I graduate if the summer goes well?"




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