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1L Summer Job Advice

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:02 pm

DA's office in a major city vs. in house counsel for a very large corporation for someone who wants to do biglaw

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Re: 1L Summer Job Advice

Postby BetterCallSaul » Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:04 pm

do you lean litigation or transactional?

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Re: 1L Summer Job Advice

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:05 pm

Transactional, though not really too sure yet

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Re: 1L Summer Job Advice

Postby Boba Fett » Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Transactional, though not really too sure yet


then go with the in-house position.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Advice

Postby BetterCallSaul » Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:07 pm

Boba Fett wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Transactional, though not really too sure yet


then go with the in-house position.


agreed.
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Re: 1L Summer Job Advice

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:12 pm

thanks, sounds like its not a significant difference between the two, right?

So if working for the DA would be much more convenient for logistical reasons, should I still consider it?

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Re: 1L Summer Job Advice

Postby vanwinkle » Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:14 pm

In house counsel is going to be more directly relevant to pursuing a BigLaw career. If you know you want to do BigLaw now, why even bother with the DA's office? Let someone who might actually want to work in criminal law in the future have that spot.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Advice

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:19 pm

vanwinkle wrote:In house counsel is going to be more directly relevant to pursuing a BigLaw career. If you know you want to do BigLaw now, why even bother with the DA's office? Let someone who might actually want to work in criminal law in the future have that spot.


Good point, but I guess I don't really know for sure, still a 1L without any experience. Also, its largely a matter of convenience, the DA job logistically would be significantly easier.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Advice

Postby BetterCallSaul » Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:thanks, sounds like its not a significant difference between the two, right?

So if working for the DA would be much more convenient for logistical reasons, should I still consider it?


The difference between the two is huge--their totally different experiences.
If you're asking whether there's a difference in "prestige"--again, it totally depends on what you want to do, and I think if you wanted to be a trial lawyer you would already know it. :)

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Re: 1L Summer Job Advice

Postby reverendt » Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:35 pm

if you want biglaw take the inhouse gig.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Advice

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:57 pm

If you don't mind me asking, how did you get the in-house position?

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Re: 1L Summer Job Advice

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:If you don't mind me asking, how did you get the in-house position?


he first applied, he was then interviewed, and, lastly, they offered him the position.

duh

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Re: 1L Summer Job Advice

Postby sullidop » Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:09 pm

Get paid, go in-house.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Advice

Postby 98234872348 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:If you don't mind me asking, how did you get the in-house position?


he first applied, he was then interviewed, and, lastly, they offered him the position.

duh

The better question is: why are both of these anonymous?

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Re: 1L Summer Job Advice

Postby sullidop » Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:12 pm

mistergoft wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:If you don't mind me asking, how did you get the in-house position?


he first applied, he was then interviewed, and, lastly, they offered him the position.

duh

The better question is: why are both of these anonymous?


Job-fail deniability.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Advice

Postby rando » Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:thanks, sounds like its not a significant difference between the two, right?

So if working for the DA would be much more convenient for logistical reasons, should I still consider it?



As mentioned, there is a huge difference between the two in terms of what you will actually be doing. Though, there is virtually zero difference in terms of your future prospects. In fact, if you think you are leaning toward transactional work it might be a good idea to check out crim. and see what it is all about. Figuring out what you want to do is often about finding out what you don't want to do.




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