Crim Def + $ TA summer vs. FT summer classes & Fall DA

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Which route should I go?

Summer: Unpaid PT Criminal Defense + Paid Honors Instructor. Fall: Full Time classes
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Summer: Full Time classes + Paid Honors Instructor Job. Fall: DA's office + PT classes
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Summer: Full time classes and turn down the HI job to focus on grades. Fall: DA's office
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Total votes: 5

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Crim Def + $ TA summer vs. FT summer classes & Fall DA

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:51 pm

I have three options right now. I am a 1L at a TTTT. I eventually want to end up in PI, construction litigation, or products liability (3 interviews, no job offers). If I want to do summer classes, I'd have to pull major strings, because I'd be late on financial aid and I'd be on waiting lists for classes.

Option 1
Summer: Part-time criminal defense internship in a 1 atty office + Paid Honors Instructor job at night.
Fall: Full time classes

Option 2
Summer: Full time classes + Paid Honors Instructor job at night.
Fall: District Attorney's Office internship

Option 3
Summer: Full time classes and turn down the HI job to focus on grades
Fall: DA's office

I need some help weighing my options. I know neither of them are great, but in comparison to the rest of my classmates I feel fortunate.

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Re: Crim Def + $ TA summer vs. FT summer classes & Fall DA

Postby thescienceguy » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:28 pm

Option 1. Why would you want to take summer classes?

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Re: Crim Def + $ TA summer vs. FT summer classes & Fall DA

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:13 pm

thescienceguy wrote:Option 1. Why would you want to take summer classes?

OP here

It's warm year round, so summer is not special here. Also, taking summer classes would allow me to do a fall internship. Really it depends on which internship option is better.

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Re: Crim Def + $ TA summer vs. FT summer classes & Fall DA

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:48 pm

It is worth pointing out that working at a 1 man shop gives you a LOT of insight into the legal field. If the person is cool at all you will learn a lot.

Honestly I would try to do both the 1 man shop and the DA's office. Take one class in the summer to keep yourself from falling behind.




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