Political employment 1L summer - good or bad idea?

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duckmoney
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Political employment 1L summer - good or bad idea?

Postby duckmoney » Tue May 17, 2011 10:25 am

I have some contacts in the legal department of a well known and very partisan DC organization that I might be able to turn into a job for 1L summer.

My question is, will it hurt me during the 2L job hunt if a firm sees a very partisan organization on my resume (which they may disagree with politically) or will they just consider it another DC legal job?

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Cupidity
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Re: Political employment 1L summer - good or bad idea?

Postby Cupidity » Tue May 17, 2011 10:28 am

Are you currently a 1L? If so, dear God lock down something!

If not, it won't harm you, but you could probably do better, keep it as a safety. It does depend what the organization is though, if it is partisan but respectable (think the Heritage Foundation) it will be fine, if it's some strange fringe group, that is different.

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Re: Political employment 1L summer - good or bad idea?

Postby duckmoney » Tue May 17, 2011 11:11 am

Thanks for the tip.

No, current 0L, but I'm trying to get a heads-up on the job search. I was sort of hoping for it to be a backup position, but its good to know that it won't be a blight on my record if it comes down to that.

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Re: Political employment 1L summer - good or bad idea?

Postby Moxie » Tue May 17, 2011 8:53 pm

You should be alright, I had a lot of political experience on my resume (with one party) before LS and no one brought it up while I applied for 1L SAs.




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