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Clerk with DA for 1L a good idea?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:42 pm

I'm an 0L right now, but I'm pretty sure I have a connection that would allow me to clerk with a county DA's office during my 1L summer. It would be some very hands on experience. It would be in a very small, rural area, however.

Does this sound like a good option? My goal is to work in "big law," so would this qualify as good work experience that I can discuss during OCI/interviews during my second year? Should I shoot for something higher?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Clerk with DA for 1L a good idea?

Postby vamedic03 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm an 0L right now, but I'm pretty sure I have a connection that would allow me to clerk with a county DA's office during my 1L summer. It would be some very hands on experience. It would be in a very small, rural area, however.

Does this sound like a good option? My goal is to work in "big law," so would this qualify as good work experience that I can discuss during OCI/interviews during my second year? Should I shoot for something higher?

Thanks in advance.


Get through Fall 1L first.

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Re: Clerk with DA for 1L a good idea?

Postby fatduck » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:31 pm

accept the offer immediately. never keep a DA waiting.

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Re: Clerk with DA for 1L a good idea?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:56 pm

It's not an offer, per se, and I realize that I will have to "make it through 1L first."

I'm just wondering if this would be compatible to my goals of working "big law" during 2L summer or after.

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Re: Clerk with DA for 1L a good idea?

Postby romothesavior » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:57 pm

It would be fine.

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Re: Clerk with DA for 1L a good idea?

Postby A'nold » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:29 pm

fatduck wrote:accept the offer immediately. never keep a DA waiting.

Haha.




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