I have interviews (but no offers yet) with some BigLaw firms this month. Without getting ahead of myself, I am wondering what I will do if I get offers from more than one.
All of these firms say that they allow split summers on their NALP forms. However, they all also mostly say "8 weeks" under the minimum weeks required. How the hell could someone spend 2 months somewhere and still split somehow? I think my summer is 12 weeks, and that includes law review write-on week after exams, which I'd like to go for. Is 8 weeks really the customary minimum?
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In all honesty, I don't think this is a problem you will have to worry about , and by that I mean no offense to you personally. As for your actual question, I'm sorry that I can't offer a useful response.
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They say 8 weeks minimum so you can do a month to 6 weeks at a government or PI position -- most firms won't let you split with another firm in the same city. Also, if you summer at a firm 1L year, then your 2L summer you can do 8 weeks at a new firm, and then 4-6 at your 1L firm, and see which you prefer (assuming you get offers from both). Advice -- for your 1L summer, if you get multiple offers, pick your preferred firm and work there 10 weeks, and position yourself for an offer. It'll make OCI a million times less stressful. Good luck!!
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