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StacyStrong
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What is a typical 1L summer internship/job

Postby StacyStrong » Fri May 20, 2011 8:00 am

outside interning for a judge like?

I have several lawyers (I currently work for a paralegal firm in Chicago) that are our clients who are more than willing to employ me or have me do legal reserach/sit in on depositions/trials and a variety of other things. Should I be pretty set and accept their offers ORRRRRRR should I be looking for something else?


I'm a 0L and want to get a handle on these things early on in the game.

Thanks.

lawschoolgiant
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Re: What is a typical 1L summer internship/job

Postby lawschoolgiant » Fri May 20, 2011 8:53 am

StacyStrong wrote:outside interning for a judge like?

I have several lawyers (I currently work for a paralegal firm in Chicago) that are our clients who are more than willing to employ me or have me do legal reserach/sit in on depositions/trials and a variety of other things. Should I be pretty set and accept their offers ORRRRRRR should I be looking for something else?


I'm a 0L and want to get a handle on these things early on in the game.

Thanks.



worry about your grades, and if you have the opportunity to do legal research your first summer, it is a big deal. Take it. You will not get a high paid internship from what I understand. This is my first summer and I am clerking for a state judge and a clerking at a law office, both part time. I am more than happy. All positions were gained through networking, no GPA required for both.

StacyStrong
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Re: What is a typical 1L summer internship/job

Postby StacyStrong » Fri May 20, 2011 10:55 am

Yeah, I'm going to put a lot of focus on my grades. Just curiouus if this was the type of thing I should be looking for. Thanks for the response.

Good to hear about your positions. Congrats.

Gideon Strumpet
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Re: What is a typical 1L summer internship/job

Postby Gideon Strumpet » Fri May 20, 2011 11:18 am

Whatever you can get. Just make sure it's legal work. That's all that's required. The odds are at least 9 in 10 against you getting a paid job for your 1L summer. If you already know attorneys who can offer you summer work, paid or unpaid, then you're way ahead of the game.




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