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2L Externship Question

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:05 pm

Would it be completely fatal to a post-graduation job search (or to 3L OCI for that matter) to take summer school classes and do an externship in the Fall instead of the Summer?

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Re: 2L Externship Question

Postby whydididothis » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:32 pm

Summers are generally expected to be a full-time experience whereas term-time externships are part-time. It wouldn't be fatal (especially to 3L OCI, which is a joke in any case) but it will make people wonder. Why not just do it the "traditional" way? It's February, you still have plenty of time to secure your summer.

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Re: 2L Externship Question

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:52 pm

Just curious b/c prosecutors offices seem to be stocked up already and there are postings for Fall already on the job board. I could take a few more classes that could be useful for prosecution......I don't know.

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Re: 2L Externship Question

Postby whydididothis » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Just curious b/c prosecutors offices seem to be stocked up already and there are postings for Fall already on the job board. I could take a few more classes that could be useful for prosecution......I don't know.


Summer academic experience isn't going to offset work experience. Do something legitimately legal in the summer, even if you don't end up going to a prosecutor's office (I know at least Manhattan DA closes their apps in December), and aim to extern at a prosecutor's office in the Fall. And yeah, start applying for Fall gigs now.

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Re: 2L Externship Question

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:29 am

whydididothis wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Just curious b/c prosecutors offices seem to be stocked up already and there are postings for Fall already on the job board. I could take a few more classes that could be useful for prosecution......I don't know.


Summer academic experience isn't going to offset work experience. Do something legitimately legal in the summer, even if you don't end up going to a prosecutor's office (I know at least Manhattan DA closes their apps in December), and aim to extern at a prosecutor's office in the Fall. And yeah, start applying for Fall gigs now.


When should jobless 2L's start sending out for the "3L OCI" stage?

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Re: 2L Externship Question

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
whydididothis wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Just curious b/c prosecutors offices seem to be stocked up already and there are postings for Fall already on the job board. I could take a few more classes that could be useful for prosecution......I don't know.


Summer academic experience isn't going to offset work experience. Do something legitimately legal in the summer, even if you don't end up going to a prosecutor's office (I know at least Manhattan DA closes their apps in December), and aim to extern at a prosecutor's office in the Fall. And yeah, start applying for Fall gigs now.


When should jobless 2L's start sending out for the "3L OCI" stage?


From what I've seen so far, not many have post-graduation positions open for 2L applications. Government stuff will start popping up around the summer. If you're really that jobless and don't even have summer lined up, start looking for Fall and Spring now while looking for summer. I've already applied and interviewed for Fall judicial internships.

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Re: 2L Externship Question

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:15 pm

Just got an interview for a rural DA's office (paid). I would love this job. The only schools w/in 200 miles of the town are t3's. Guesses as to how a top 5% T1 student might fair if he/she interviews well? Obviously nobody can know this, but I welcome mere speculation. :wink:




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