International SAs?

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International SAs?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:19 am

Anyone else in a sort of quasi-SA position with the international office of a US law firm? I'm paid, not well, and get real work to do, but I have no idea where I stand in terms of long-term offers. That's partly because of it being an international office, and partly because I'm a 1L "SA".

Anyway, I'm in Asia - it's going well so far!

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Re: International SAs?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:35 am

I would also love to know the answer, looking for that this summer.

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Re: International SAs?

Postby vanwinkle » Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:48 am

In general, 1L jobs are easier to obtain because everyone understands they don't normally lead to job offers. You won't get a job offer from it, but not because international offices are treated differently; it's because you're a 1L. You said it yourself, you're a "quasi-SA". Unless you're an actual 2L SA at a firm that typically makes offers to SAs, you should presume you won't be getting a job offer there.

That doesn't mean your position is worthless. You could try to impress the people there enough to get a 2L SA job there, or have that experience to show other firms during OCI you're serious about wanting to work there.




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