Summer Job. Most Prestige? HELP!!

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Which one for a summer internship?

ACLU
1
10%
USAO
7
70%
USDC
2
20%
 
Total votes: 10

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Summer Job. Most Prestige? HELP!!

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:47 pm

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Re: Summer Job. Most Prestige? (2L) HELP!!

Postby Esc » Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:17 pm

Less important than their sheer "prestige" are the positions' relations to the field you want to work in. If you are dead-set on Public Interest, an ACLU gig can be sweet, but a lot of private firms won't like it...especially if it is for your 2L summer. USAO will look best if you are interested in prosecution, and is good experience for anyone, but some hardcore public interest groups might not like it. The judicial internship is typically thought of as "neutral" and can give you the widest exposure to different legal fields, so it is good experience for anyone.

To answer your question, generally only ACLU national is thought of as prestigious. ACLU local affiliates are good if you know that is a field you want to work in after graduation, but from what I've seen, ACLU positions have a big risk of typecasting you.

The prestige of USAO and judicial internships will vary depending on what district they are in, and what level of judge you are working for.

If you are interested in Biglaw, of course, and if you don't have a SA position going into 2L summer, you are screwed.

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Re: Summer Job. Most Prestige? (2L) HELP!!

Postby patrickd139 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:21 pm

Esc wrote:Less important than their sheer "prestige" are the positions' relations to the field you want to work in. If you are dead-set on Public Interest, an ACLU gig can be sweet, but a lot of private firms won't like it...especially if it is for your 2L summer. USAO will look best if you are interested in prosecution, and is good experience for anyone, but some hardcore public interest groups might not like it. The judicial internship is typically thought of as "neutral" and can give you the widest exposure to different legal fields, so it is good experience for anyone.

To answer your question, generally only ACLU national is thought of as prestigious. ACLU local affiliates are good if you know that is a field you want to work in after graduation, but from what I've seen, ACLU positions have a big risk of typecasting you.

The prestige of USAO and judicial internships will vary depending on what district they are in, and what level of judge you are working for.

If you are interested in Biglaw, of course, and if you don't have a SA position going into 2L summer, you are screwed.

Though the bolded seems perfectly logical and is no doubt solid general advice, I wonder how true it really is. (Purely from a curiosity standpoint, not doubting you at all.)

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Re: Summer Job. Most Prestige? (2L) HELP!!

Postby Herb Watchfell » Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:24 pm

Esc wrote:If you are interested in Biglaw, of course, and if you don't have a SA position going into 2L summer, you are screwed.


You're full of shit. STFU.

OP, go with the USDC.
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Re: Summer Job. Most Prestige? (2L) HELP!!

Postby GradPath2011 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:25 pm

I mean lets try to still to the topic. I don't have a SA position so it doesn't matter

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Re: Summer Job. Most Prestige? HELP!!

Postby GradPath2011 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:27 pm

I kept hearing a lot about how the ACLU is really prestigious and hard to get into...what happened?

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Re: Summer Job. Most Prestige? HELP!!

Postby Kiersten1985 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:29 pm

Just don't defend NAMBLA.

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Re: Summer Job. Most Prestige? HELP!!

Postby Esc » Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:29 pm

GradPath2011 wrote:I kept hearing a lot about how the ACLU is really prestigious and hard to get into...what happened?


The national ACLU is. State affiliates aren't.

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Re: Summer Job. Most Prestige? HELP!!

Postby SteelReserve » Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:20 pm

What an epic fail debating the 'prestige' of an unpaid, two month summer internship.

Just pick the one that matches the field you want to work in. Want to be a litigator some day? Do the district court. Want to prosecute some peoples? Then get the in during the summer.




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