Anonymous User wrote:Stanford4Me wrote:Anonymous User wrote:What percentage of 1L's do you think are getting paid gigs for the summer? Also, is it even relevant? I mean, do any firms that will interview 2L OCI and beyond care if your work was paid or not? I guess I don't see why they would care, but law firms are strange when it comes to hiring.
8-9% at NYU. No, they don't care.
Wow, that does seem low. I read your later posts too, but just to clarify: you mean that only 8-9% of NYU students are working a job that is 1) paid and 2) related to the law in any way?
Or do you mean 8-9% have summer associate positions with biglaw? Also, where are you getting the numbers? That seems kind of...specific...to just be an estimate.
Thanks for the info.
8-9% of 1Ls (from summer 2010) are working with Biglaw firms. I think there are a number of things that affect this (but it's mere speculation on my part). First, NYU really pushes us towards PI especially during our first year. We had an entire 2 hour session on how to get jobs in PI, and virtually nothing on how to get jobs in the private sector. Second, our Spring OCI is mostly government/PI work. Last, private jobs don't really show up on our CSM until later in the Spring semester, after people have secured work with another organization.
NYU gives us a book of where all the 1Ls from previous years worked so we can get a gauge of places that hire from NYU and what not. The 8-9% figure was told to us by NYU and, if I wanted to, I could go through the list of where students worked and verify it.
Forgive me for the lack of clarity in my first post. When I think of paid positions I think straight to Biglaw, haha.