Fed Judge Internship v. USAO v. Boutique SA v. Corporate

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Which would you choose?

Federal District Judge
10
23%
USAO
6
14%
Boutique
15
34%
Corporate
3
7%
Split Summer
10
23%
 
Total votes: 44

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Fed Judge Internship v. USAO v. Boutique SA v. Corporate

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:17 am

1L Summer, outside of a primary market:

Federal District judge externship
USAO speaks for itself
Boutique firm is in your practice area and pays
Corporate in-house is closely related to your practice area and pays

You can afford not to get paid, but not by a lot.
There is potential to split the summer.

What would you choose and why?

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Re: Fed Judge Internship v. USAO v. Boutique SA v. Corporate

Postby prezidentv8 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:11 am

Anonymous User wrote:1L Summer, outside of a primary market:

Federal District judge externship
USAO speaks for itself
Boutique firm is in your practice area and pays
Corporate in-house is closely related to your practice area and pays

You can afford not to get paid, but not by a lot.
There is potential to split the summer.


What would you choose and why?

I'd like to hear more details on the bolded, and also any preferences for post-grad employment.

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Re: Fed Judge Internship v. USAO v. Boutique SA v. Corporate

Postby lawloser22 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:16 am

Anonymous User wrote:1L Summer, outside of a primary market:

Federal District judge externship
USAO speaks for itself
Boutique firm is in your practice area and pays
Corporate in-house is closely related to your practice area and pays

You can afford not to get paid, but not by a lot.
There is potential to split the summer.

What would you choose and why?


I can't see any way the cr is not split bw externship and boutique firm (assuming it pays better than corporate in-house)

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Re: Fed Judge Internship v. USAO v. Boutique SA v. Corporate

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:25 am

prezidentv8 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:1L Summer, outside of a primary market:

Federal District judge externship
USAO speaks for itself
Boutique firm is in your practice area and pays
Corporate in-house is closely related to your practice area and pays

You can afford not to get paid, but not by a lot.
There is potential to split the summer.


What would you choose and why?

I'd like to hear more details on the bolded, and also any preferences for post-grad employment.


Enough money to make it til COA loans come through again, but only if you spend pretty wisely.
District judge most likely would not oppose a split summer
USAO is only half summer or part time whole summer

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Re: Fed Judge Internship v. USAO v. Boutique SA v. Corporate

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:43 pm

OP here:

For those of you posting split summer, which two things are you splitting time with?

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Re: Fed Judge Internship v. USAO v. Boutique SA v. Corporate

Postby Renzo » Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:51 pm

Are you keeping a judge waiting while you consider this? Because that's a no-no.

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Re: Fed Judge Internship v. USAO v. Boutique SA v. Corporate

Postby Julio_El_Chavo » Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:06 pm

if you have that many options for a 1L summer job, you're probably not going to have any problems getting whatever kind of job you want during 2L OCI. just do whichever job is the most interesting/convenient for you. it won't make a difference which you choose in the long run

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Re: Fed Judge Internship v. USAO v. Boutique SA v. Corporate

Postby A'nold » Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:11 pm

Paying boutique.

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Re: Fed Judge Internship v. USAO v. Boutique SA v. Corporate

Postby Grizz » Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:14 pm

A'nold wrote:Paying boutique.


Regardless of whom you split with, this must be part of your summer.

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Re: Fed Judge Internship v. USAO v. Boutique SA v. Corporate

Postby prezidentv8 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:45 pm

rad law wrote:
A'nold wrote:Paying boutique.


Regardless of whom you split with, this must be part of your summer.


Was thinking same.

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Re: Fed Judge Internship v. USAO v. Boutique SA v. Corporate

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:55 pm

OP here:

Don't worry, I am not keeping the judge waiting. I have an interview coming up, but one of my professors said to be prepared to decide when I get there for the interview, as many federal judges offer internships on the spot when you walk in for the interview.

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Re: Fed Judge Internship v. USAO v. Boutique SA v. Corporate

Postby Sup Kid » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:23 pm

lawloser22 wrote:I can't see any way the cr is not split bw externship and boutique firm (assuming it pays better than corporate in-house)

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Re: Fed Judge Internship v. USAO v. Boutique SA v. Corporate

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:00 pm

If you are interested in a clerkship post-grad, there is a benefit for working for a Fed judge during the summer.
For instance, my judge (why anon) introduced me to every judge on the district where I worked, and at the local COA. He also has a standing offer to write a letter/make a phone call on my behalf when clerkship app time comes around. That sort of recommendation is hard to find anywhere else.




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