Hour long interview for in-house over the summer at 1 LOLCI

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Hour long interview for in-house over the summer at 1 LOLCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:46 pm

I just bid on it and got assigned it randomly. Major corporation. Why would they have such an intense interview process for 1Ls w/o a screening interview first? Also, how much (if anything) is the position likely to pay?

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Re: Hour long interview for in-house over the summer at 1 LOLCI

Postby Sup Kid » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:01 am

Who cares if it pays? Most 1L jobs don't pay, and this would be a great experience, especially if you want to do biglaw or go in-house 7 or 8 years down the road. In terms of the interview, it's probably more like three 20-min interviews, with all the interviewees rotating between a few interviewers. Don't worry about why, just accept it and nail it.

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Re: Hour long interview for in-house over the summer at 1 LOLCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:05 am

Sup Kid wrote:Who cares if it pays? Most 1L jobs don't pay, and this would be a great experience, especially if you want to do biglaw or go in-house 7 or 8 years down the road. In terms of the interview, it's probably more like three 20-min interviews, with all the interviewees rotating between a few interviewers. Don't worry about why, just accept it and nail it.


OP: Its not in my home-state so it would make it more difficult to get hired there (want to bid and mass-mail that market + the primaries to maximize chances). Also, I have other offers for which I can at least get a few K in funding (not that that would be determinative if it is truly a great experience but I thought firms didn't care what you do 1L summer).

As for firms v.s. in-house, company is so large that they are likely to deal with every sort of case that a firm handles, so I imagine the work would be quite similar.

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Re: Hour long interview for in-house over the summer at 1 LOLCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:39 am

Seriously, no one on this site has summered in-house?

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Re: Hour long interview for in-house over the summer at 1 LOLCI

Postby bdubs » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:44 am

Anonymous User wrote:Also, how much (if anything) is the position likely to pay?


I would doubt that a "major corporation" would have unpaid legal interns over the summer. I would imagine the pay would be decent to good.

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Re: Hour long interview for in-house over the summer at 1 LOLCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:29 am

bdubs wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Also, how much (if anything) is the position likely to pay?


I would doubt that a "major corporation" would have unpaid legal interns over the summer. I would imagine the pay would be decent to good.


Define decent to good?

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Re: Hour long interview for in-house over the summer at 1 LOLCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:39 am

Anonymous User wrote:
bdubs wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Also, how much (if anything) is the position likely to pay?


I would doubt that a "major corporation" would have unpaid legal interns over the summer. I would imagine the pay would be decent to good.


Define decent to good?



I worked at a ~1000 employee company with 8 lawyers in house my 1L summer, and was paid $750/wk.

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Re: Hour long interview for in-house over the summer at 1 LOLCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:52 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
bdubs wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Also, how much (if anything) is the position likely to pay?


I would doubt that a "major corporation" would have unpaid legal interns over the summer. I would imagine the pay would be decent to good.


Define decent to good?



I worked at a ~1000 employee company with 8 lawyers in house my 1L summer, and was paid $750/wk.


OP: Not bad. Why would companies do this since they almost never direct hire?

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Re: Hour long interview for in-house over the summer at 1 LOLCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:25 pm

I have worked full time in-house while attending law school in the evenings. The work that you will do will depend on:

1) The size of the company;

2) How much work they do in-house and how much they rely on outside counsel;

3) The industry.

Working in-house is good in the sense of non-billable hours and learning a lot about a specific industry. You make some good contacts working with other attorneys.

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Re: Hour long interview for in-house over the summer at 1 LOLCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have worked full time in-house while attending law school in the evenings. The work that you will do will depend on:

1) The size of the company;

2) How much work they do in-house and how much they rely on outside counsel;

3) The industry.

Working in-house is good in the sense of non-billable hours and learning a lot about a specific industry. You make some good contacts working with other attorneys.


OP: But what does the company get out paying me so much money if they don't want to hire me out of school?

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Re: Hour long interview for in-house over the summer at 1 LOLCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:OP: But what does the company get out paying me so much money if they don't want to hire me out of school?


Are you positive that they have no intention of hiring you out of school? I cannot speak to why the Company is doing this. If I recall correctly, Hewlitt Packard got fed up with hiring attorneys in-house attorneys from firms and started some hiring directly from schools.
http://www.law.com/jsp/cc/PubArticleCC.jsp?id=1202462901080

Perhaps this company has a similar philosophy?




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