how bad does just doing summer school look?

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freddie11
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how bad does just doing summer school look?

Postby freddie11 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:24 pm

Struck out trying to find something for this summer--how bad will it look if I just do summer school?

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swc65
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Re: how bad does just doing summer school look?

Postby swc65 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:45 pm

struck out? It's only the end of March. you have a month and a half left to find a job. how could strike out when hiring season is not over? There are still jobs to be had my friend!

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Re: how bad does just doing summer school look?

Postby tallboone » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:50 pm

swc65 wrote:There are still jobs to be had my friend!

Fact. Get off this stupid forum and find a dang jerb!

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Re: how bad does just doing summer school look?

Postby patrickd139 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:51 pm

swc65 wrote:struck out? It's only the end of March. you have a month and a half left to find a job. how could strike out when hiring season is not over? There are still jobs to be had my friend!

A bit optimistic, but basically on point.

OP: At least two students (that I know of) at my T2 took summer courses last year and were able to land market rate biglawl jobs in a sizable secondary market. Keep looking, but if you take summer courses and do well in them, you'll be fine. Try to tack on an RA or something substantively experiential to complement the good grades though.


ETA: disregard the substance above, though it's generally applicable to 1Ls and, to a certain extent 2Ls. OP: what have you done so far to try and get a job?
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Re: how bad does just doing summer school look?

Postby YourCaptain » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:16 pm

OP is a 2L.

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Re: how bad does just doing summer school look?

Postby swc65 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:49 pm

ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Sorry, I am utterly clueless as I am still a lowly 1L.

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Re: how bad does just doing summer school look?

Postby freddie11 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:21 pm

patrickd139 wrote:
swc65 wrote:struck out? It's only the end of March. you have a month and a half left to find a job. how could strike out when hiring season is not over? There are still jobs to be had my friend!

A bit optimistic, but basically on point.

OP: At least two students (that I know of) at my T2 took summer courses last year and were able to land market rate biglawl jobs in a sizable secondary market. Keep looking, but if you take summer courses and do well in them, you'll be fine. Try to tack on an RA or something substantively experiential to complement the good grades though.


ETA: disregard the substance above, though it's generally applicable to 1Ls and, to a certain extent 2Ls. OP: what have you done so far to try and get a job?


Had a bunch of interviews, but got dinged at all of them (range from firms to govt to nonprofits to judges). I've got a few applications pending at various employers, but i'm thinking at this point it's a little late in the game for this summer.

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Re: how bad does just doing summer school look?

Postby patrickd139 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:43 pm

G. T. L. Rev. wrote:If you're a 2L, then you need to start thinking endgame: what can you do this summer that will increase your odds of landing a full time gig after law school. An unpaid volunteer position somewhere that will hire grads is the best bet. If you show enough initiative, I'm sure you can find a prosesuctor, PD's office, gov agency, or similar entity to take you on for free.

Cosigned. Also, hit the pavement for any and all firms. Now is not the time to be prideful. Continue to work during your 3L year to maximize your chances at a full-time offer from a smaller firm.

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Re: how bad does just doing summer school look?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:48 pm

Withdrawn. FYL.

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Re: how bad does just doing summer school look?

Postby gradesmatter » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:35 pm

meh... at this point, it looks like shitlaw awaits you upon graduation--you got nothing to lose taking summer classes.




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