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Pay Question

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:54 pm

I have an offer to work at a firm this summer as a 0L and they asked me to get back with what I require for my pay. It is in a midlaw firm in the suburbs of a large southern city. Is 12 an hour a good place to start or is that asking for too much?

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Re: Pay Question

Postby moandersen » Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have an offer to work at a firm this summer as a 0L and they asked me to get back with what I require for my pay. It is in a midlaw firm in the suburbs of a large southern city. Is 12 an hour a good place to start or is that asking for too much?


Seems on the low end, but its definitely not too much. 11 years ago I worked for a midsized firm in a large market and made 8.50 (I think). I was in high school then and doing bitch work. Strange that they dont have some preset amount that they give to summer help...

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Re: Pay Question

Postby imchuckbass58 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have an offer to work at a firm this summer as a 0L and they asked me to get back with what I require for my pay. It is in a midlaw firm in the suburbs of a large southern city. Is 12 an hour a good place to start or is that asking for too much?


Start higher. They're not going to immediately withdraw the offer if you ask too much - rather, chances are they'll negotiate it down.

I would start at at least $20 or $25 an hour. They may say ok, in which case that's great, or they say "we'll do $15," in which case you're still ahead compared with if you asked for $12.

I'm doing a term-time internship at a company this semester and they asked me what I thought was a "reasonable rate" because they had never hired law school interns. I said $50/hour, thinking they would negotiate down, but they just said ok.

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Re: Pay Question

Postby glitter178 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:02 pm

imchuckbass58 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have an offer to work at a firm this summer as a 0L and they asked me to get back with what I require for my pay. It is in a midlaw firm in the suburbs of a large southern city. Is 12 an hour a good place to start or is that asking for too much?


Start higher. They're not going to immediately withdraw the offer if you ask too much - rather, chances are they'll negotiate it down.

I would start at at least $20 or $25 an hour. They may say ok, in which case that's great, or they say "we'll do $15," in which case you're still ahead compared with if you asked for $12.

I'm doing a term-time internship at a company this semester and they asked me what I thought was a "reasonable rate" because they had never hired law school interns. I said $50/hour, thinking they would negotiate down, but they just said ok.

nice.

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Re: Pay Question

Postby irie » Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:09 pm

$12 is what 10th graders make lifeguarding at the community pool, definitely ask for at least $20, it's not outrageous




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