Where should I work this summer? (2L)

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Where should I work this summer?

Poll ended at Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:32 pm

Bankruptcy Judge
4
19%
Law firm
17
81%
 
Total votes: 21

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Where should I work this summer? (2L)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:32 pm

Hi all,

I'm a 2L with no definite job yet. (I know it sucks, you don't have to remind me.) I have two offers, but I'm struggling to choose between them. I was hoping you all could help. I have the option of working (for free) as an intern with a Bankruptcy Judge, or I could work (paid, but not a ridiculous amount) for a small well-respected law firm. The firm wants me to stay on for the year and then may/may not hire me (they have routinely done this with people from my school and usually hire). I don't know if I'll ever practice either bankruptcy or the type of law the firm practices.

After graduation, I want to clerk at the state supreme court and then in federal district court. Beyond that, I would like to work in government (most likely ADA or US Atty).

Am I crazy for wanting to work in the firm just because it's paid & I'm broke? In other words: which job will help me get where I want to go? Is the money clouding my judgment? What would you do?

More Info: TTT, top 5%, LR, published, interned in w/. CJ in state supreme court


Thanks all :)
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Re: Where should I work this summer? (2L)

Postby Hitachi » Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:59 pm

Is there a single reason to work for the bankruptcy judge?

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Re: Where should I work this summer? (2L)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:07 pm

I thought working for a federal judge would give me an edge when applying for state clerkships, am I wrong to assume this?

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Re: Where should I work this summer? (2L)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:28 pm

Many of you have chosen the firm job. Anyone care to share why the firm would be better?

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Re: Where should I work this summer? (2L)

Postby 270910 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:55 pm

Summer work with judges is pretty 'meh' in terms of the employment boost from the resume line item. If you apply to state clerkships later on, I'd bet that a small firm and a judge are going to look nearly identical as line items.

The firm gig, on the other hand, is a chance at real job security. Turning that down ITE is nuts.

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Re: Where should I work this summer? (2L)

Postby rando » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:06 pm

disco_barred wrote:Summer work with judges is pretty 'meh' in terms of the employment boost from the resume line item. If you apply to state clerkships later on, I'd bet that a small firm and a judge are going to look nearly identical as line items.

The firm gig, on the other hand, is a chance at real job security. Turning that down ITE is nuts.


yep. There is no other credited response unless you are intent on clerking for a fed. bankruptcy judge specifically.




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