When do 1L summer gigs usually start?

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corporatelaw87
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When do 1L summer gigs usually start?

Postby corporatelaw87 » Wed May 19, 2010 1:13 am

Do they start in late May, early June? I'm a 0L, just curious as to the time in between finals and starting work. Thanks.

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Re: When do 1L summer gigs usually start?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed May 19, 2010 1:23 am

I started this past Monday but had the option to start any Monday over the next 3 weeks.

Renzo
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Re: When do 1L summer gigs usually start?

Postby Renzo » Wed May 19, 2010 1:41 am

next monday for me.

stad2234
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Re: When do 1L summer gigs usually start?

Postby stad2234 » Wed May 19, 2010 1:46 am

when do they typically end?

fortissimo
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Re: When do 1L summer gigs usually start?

Postby fortissimo » Wed May 19, 2010 5:04 am

Next Monday for me. Ends at different times.

Some of my friends are only working 6 weeks. I am working 12.

Renzo
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Re: When do 1L summer gigs usually start?

Postby Renzo » Wed May 19, 2010 8:49 am

If it's unpaid (as nearly all are) you generally have some flexibility. If it's paid, or you're at a school that offers a stipend, 10 weeks is pretty standard.

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Re: When do 1L summer gigs usually start?

Postby stad2234 » Wed May 19, 2010 3:25 pm

Thats what I was hoping to hear. Im doing a JD/MBA program with my first year in the law school and the second in the business school. The MBA program doesnt start till September, which leaves me over a month before I have to start worrying about school again. If I were to take a long vacation after my 1L summer gig would this hurt me?

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Re: When do 1L summer gigs usually start?

Postby Renzo » Wed May 19, 2010 3:27 pm

stad2234 wrote:Thats what I was hoping to hear. Im doing a JD/MBA program with my first year in the law school and the second in the business school. The MBA program doesnt start till September, which leaves me over a month before I have to start worrying about school again. If I were to take a long vacation after my 1L summer gig would this hurt me?

Only your pocketbook.

stad2234
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Re: When do 1L summer gigs usually start?

Postby stad2234 » Wed May 19, 2010 3:31 pm

Renzo wrote:
stad2234 wrote:Thats what I was hoping to hear. Im doing a JD/MBA program with my first year in the law school and the second in the business school. The MBA program doesnt start till September, which leaves me over a month before I have to start worrying about school again. If I were to take a long vacation after my 1L summer gig would this hurt me?

Only your pocketbook.


haha....oh so true. I definitely want to get some traveling in before I graduate though and I think it would be good for my mental health to have some time off before the MBA program. I worked all though college and worked 60 hour weeks while studying for my LSAT and GMAT. Im due for a break and have the money set aside from working for a little vacay. We will see how long i can scrape the bottom of the barrel during my 1L year/summer to continue to save money for a vacation though.




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