teem705 wrote:That's really good advice thanks. Any more? I can't think of any specific questions right now but if I do I'll post. Esp. taking initiative. Why did you not go back and where are you now? Feel free to PM me.
I did not go back because I though it would be repetitive. This summer I am interning for a federal district judge in Los Angeles, which so far has been a far superior experience. I am writing memos and orders every day. At the SEC most interns did very little writing.
I will apply for advance commitment but that is probably a non-starter. SEC only hired four kids out of law school last year. I am moving to DC when I graduate regardless of the job situation (fiancee is a student at Georgetown). I will look for positions with plaintiff side firms that represent whistleblowers. I may enroll in the Securities and Financial Regulation LLM at Georgetown.
If you want to distinguish yourself, you should publish an article on securities regulation before you graduate. If you are interested, you can read my article that I am publishing with a journal at the University of Maryland: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm? ... id=1857889
(not a final version, but close).