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1L debating two options

Postby loklinspirit » Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:06 am

Option 1: Mid-size securities litigation firm, commute is like 20 mins, pays a little but gives a scholarship so making the total pay almost equivalent to the other option

Option 2: in-house legal compliance at a large financial service provider, have to go to two different locations, one 30 minutes and one 1.5 hr, depending on work assignment, pays a bit better

i eventually want to work for a corporate law firm, most likely m&a, can't decide between the two options, i also want to know which one looks better on a resume

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Re: 1L debating two options

Postby TheTopBloke » Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:08 am

Personally I'd go for option 1.

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Re: 1L debating two options

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:30 am

in house dun hire students right after they get out of law schools, law firms do

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Re: 1L debating two options

Postby fathergoose » Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:40 am

Securities FTW

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Re: 1L debating two options

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:04 am

The first option sounds better to me and, from the way you phrased your post, to you as well.

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Re: 1L debating two options

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:14 am

TheTopBloke wrote:Personally I'd go for option 1.

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Re: 1L debating two options

Postby loklinspirit » Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:24 am

Anonymous User wrote:The first option sounds better to me and, from the way you phrased your post, to you as well.


i'm just worried that the firm is focused on litigation, which i don't want to end up doing, debating in court isn't something that i want or good at

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Re: 1L debating two options

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:26 am

loklinspirit wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:The first option sounds better to me and, from the way you phrased your post, to you as well.


i'm just worried that the firm is focused on litigation, which i don't want to end up doing, debating in court isn't something that i want or good at

Okay, but keep this in mind:
Anonymous User wrote:in house dun hire students right after they get out of law schools, law firms do

Aaaaannnnddd this is only a 1L gig. It is only really only important for OCI.

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Re: 1L debating two options

Postby LurkerNoMore » Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:49 am

1. You aren't going to be arguing in court as a 1L. It's unlikely you would argue in court at all this firm. Most securities lit settles out, so it's probably just motions practice and discovery.

2. Doing litigation 1L summer isn't going to push you down a path of litigation. It puts you in a good position for 2L OCI. You will have firm experience. You will have done securities, which you can say you liked. You will have done litigation, which you can say you didn't (or, if corporate hiring isn't doing well, you can say you did like it).

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Re: 1L debating two options

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:10 pm

fathergoose wrote:Securities FTW




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