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MrPapagiorgio
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Work and Save $$$ or Get Experience

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:29 pm

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this so feel free to move it.

I was talking with a family friend (who happens to be a partner at a small law firm) and when I mentioned to him that I will be attending law school in the fall, he said that he would be happy to offer me a paid internship for 1L summer. He also said that if I wanted to, I could do an unpaid internship for 0L summer (this year).

The question is: does the benefit of having 2 summers of experience in OCI outweigh the money I would earn and save by not doing the internship this summer and working at my job(about 15K)? Or would the one year of the internship be enough experience for OCI?

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TJISMYHERO
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Re: Work and Save $$$ or Get Experience

Postby TJISMYHERO » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:33 pm

I am in a similar situation +1

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Re: Work and Save $$$ or Get Experience

Postby mez06 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:35 pm

Just do the 1L year with him. Save $$$. And take the partner out to lunch a few times this summer.

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Re: Work and Save $$$ or Get Experience

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:35 pm

So one year of experience + $$$ saved from this summer > 2 years of legal experience in OCI?

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Re: Work and Save $$$ or Get Experience

Postby Sup Kid » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:18 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:So one year of experience + $$$ saved from this summer > 2 years of legal experience in OCI?

Yes, 2 summers at the same place won't improve your resume. Plus, 0L summers don't matter. Make some money.




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