Will my 1L Summer Plans Ruin Biglaw Chances?

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Will my 1L Summer Plans Ruin Biglaw Chances?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:08 pm

So, long story short, my grandfather is entering into hospice care. Since I found this out, I focused my summer job search on the law opportunities around the small town where we're from, rather than any major market, so that I could actually be near for what will probably be his last summer.

I have two jobs secured. One is a single attorney office who is in the middle of preparing a class action against a land development company and said he would let me know whenever he had work I could do. The other is a small 10-lawyer office focusing on criminal defense. Not exactly the most prestigious resume items, but they were the best things I could find in the area.

I'm trying to figure out what effect this will have when I apply for biglaw SA in the fall.

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Re: Will my 1L Summer Plans Ruin Biglaw Chances?

Postby DCDuck » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:04 pm

No. The most important thing is to have some form of legal job (paid or unpaid doesn't matter). You have this. Also, most interviewers (even for biglaw) aren't ogres and will understand your reasons for taking the jobs you have.

Sorry to about your grandpa.

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Re: Will my 1L Summer Plans Ruin Biglaw Chances?

Postby keg411 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:27 pm

DCDuck wrote:No. The most important thing is to have some form of legal job (paid or unpaid doesn't matter). You have this. Also, most interviewers (even for biglaw) aren't ogres and will understand your reasons for taking the jobs you have.

Sorry to about your grandpa.


This. If they ask you why you worked in x small town, you have a perfectly good reason.




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