ToTransferOrNot wrote:vamedic03 wrote:ToTransferOrNot wrote:It doesn't need to be a summer associate gig in order to be a biglaw gig. You put "internship" instead of summer associateship. It still is going to look a lot better than "judicial internship # 39843" - and if you don't recognize that, you're
an idiothilariously wrong and misinformed.
Explain how an unpaid internship with a BigLaw firm that has SA positions is any more prestigious than a public service internship or judicial internship.
Fuck's sake. It isn't even just a prestige thing. It's an "ability to talk a little more intelligently about working at a law firm, what kind of work you did, and possible practice area prefs than the next OCI guy" thing. It's a "my resume was noticeably different than the other 50 people with judicial internship positions, in a way that made me more memorable" thing.
Furthermore, do you honestly fucking think that people are going to see "DLA Piper" and think "unpaid job"? You don't put "unpaid internship" - you put "summer internship" or "internship" - and many internships are paid. You think the majority of interviews are going to ask whether it was a paid position?
Guess what - working at a firm - and, more importantly, getting a reference from a lawyer at a firm (which you can do even in an unpaid internship) - is a great signaling mechanism that you'll do well at a firm.
Plus, there is the writing sample consideration (admittedly a small part of this). Many judges won't let you use anything you wrote for them as a writing sample (and I don't say this in the abstract - I interned for a state supreme court chief justice my 1L year, and wasn't able to use anything I wrote for her). Even if they did, it's not an example of the kind of writing you will do at a firm.
You know that idiot comment that I struck out? Yeah, unstrike it - you're an idiot.
The highlighted portions sum up everything I need to know about you. Your insults do nothing to support your assertions nor advance your arguments.
People like you, who are vulgar, offensive, and unable to engage in any sort of reasonable conversation, are the reason that people talk shit about TLS and the reason that people stop posting on TLS. People like you are the reason that valuable resources, like NYAssociate, no longer post.
So, how about you apologize and stop acting like a jackass.
Edited for spelling error pointed out by jackass below.