Anonymous User wrote:2L summer offer for AK PD from EJW.
2 weeks to reply - should I take it?
stats: TTT in midwest, at median, substantial crim defense experience, originally from northwest.
still waiting on CO, NOLA, and MD. want to take advantage of student practice rule, but would AK hurt my 3L applications for PD work in continental US?
specifically, really interested in CO's office and I think I could get the unpaid summer there if paid doesn't work out.
note: i did read a 4 year old thread that talked about working in AK, but that might not be as relevant anymore.
I had an offer in AK as a 2L, and I declined, still got a good offer that allowed third-year practice in another state. I think AK tends to offer much earlier than other offices, so it may be worth your while to hold off - especially since my offer came in spring (though it was in the more far-flung offices in the state by then).
The fact that you got a quick turnaround likely bodes well for your chances with other offices. If you would actually like to live in AK at some point, it makes sense because I think they may also extend permanent offers to interns, maybe. They also fly you out there, which helps, because otherwise it would be completely undoable from a financial standpoint.
I found as a 2L that I was able to extend deadlines (and hasten responses) much more than I would have guessed. I had six offers that came in very staggered, which made the process of choosing stressful, but I was able to make the best choice for me in the end. Good luck!
Also - regarding NOLA, you can't do third-year practice unless you go to school in Louisiana, so that's something to consider.