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Legal Assistant or School

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 18, 2010 3:49 pm

I am at the end of my gap year between college and law school. I have been accepted to top 30 schools. I spent part of the past year volunteering and working with a staffing agency who placed me at some of the top law firms in DC, but only for short periods of time. In February after I had been accepted to school the staffing agency placed me at a top 30 law firm worldwide. About 2 months after that the firm offered me a full time paralegal / legal assistant position, asking me to postpone law school for one year. If I choose not to take the job I would continue working there through August.
What are the benefits of taking the position other than money? How will it help me land 1L and 2L summer positions? Feel free to offer you opinion on what is the better option and why.
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Re: Legal Assistant or School

Postby Dustin. » Tue May 18, 2010 7:46 pm

The work experience won't really give you any advantage during OCI, however, it will give you something to discuss and give you some more insight into the firm life/legal culture.

Also, the time you spend working might allow you to accumulate more savings and get some things accomplished before starting school.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Legal Assistant or School

Postby paratactical » Tue May 18, 2010 7:51 pm


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