So what does 2012 look like for 2Ls?

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Eco
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So what does 2012 look like for 2Ls?

Postby Eco » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:53 pm

Just wondering, better than 2010/2011, or worse? Can people in top 20 schools reasonably expect to be paid for something (whatever that pay is), or is it going to be a bloodbath?

Just wondering because I'm currently a 1L, about to do OCI, and I work at a pretty good 1L internship here, obviously unpaid, but my co-workers is a 2L and she's also unpaid...not a top school, but still, pretty scary stuff.

What's the expectation generally among students? Any good articles etc... to read on the subject?

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Re: So what does 2012 look like for 2Ls?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:55 pm

Eco wrote:Just wondering, better than 2010/2011, or worse? Can people in top 20 schools reasonably expect to be paid for something (whatever that pay is), or is it going to be a bloodbath?

Just wondering because I'm currently a 1L, about to do OCI, and I work at a pretty good 1L internship here, obviously unpaid, but my co-workers is a 2L and she's also unpaid...not a top school, but still, pretty scary stuff.

What's the expectation generally among students? Any good articles etc... to read on the subject?


There are a lot of unpaid gigs that are better than small hourly paid ones.

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Re: So what does 2012 look like for 2Ls?

Postby Eco » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:58 pm

That's true, shouldn't be so quick to judge. Probably would rather work a government job etc... than a job at a small firm for example. Still, are students expecting more paid positions for next summer?

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Re: So what does 2012 look like for 2Ls?

Postby Aston2412 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:05 pm

More than 2010 and 2011? Yes. More than 2008/09? Not so much.

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Re: So what does 2012 look like for 2Ls?

Postby dibs » Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:18 pm

tucking tail and running back home to Canada -_-

jk. i'm taking your jerbs.

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Re: So what does 2012 look like for 2Ls?

Postby Aston2412 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:22 pm

dibs wrote:tucking tail and running back home to Canada -_-

jk. i'm taking your jerbs.


OMG GO HOME!!! No one wants you here!!!
















No but seriously, what's the legal market look like in Canada and how do they feel about American J.D.s?

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Re: So what does 2012 look like for 2Ls?

Postby dibs » Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:33 pm

Aston2412 wrote:
dibs wrote:tucking tail and running back home to Canada -_-

jk. i'm taking your jerbs.


OMG GO HOME!!! No one wants you here!!!

the canadian economy, while not booming anymore, is steady and strong. there are lots of reasons why. this extends from trades-work to legal. it's an reasonable and legitimate idea to head home, actually. we don't have $160k big law salaries and the like, though.

where American JDs are concerned, one has to get qualified through the NCA. this isnt usually too much of a problem, and it's relative to your specific school and education with respects to how long it will take. 1 year is normal I think.














No but seriously, what's the legal market look like in Canada and how do they feel about American J.D.s?

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Re: So what does 2012 look like for 2Ls?

Postby Helmholtz » Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:42 pm

Aston2412 wrote:No but seriously, what's the legal market look like in Canada and how do they feel about American J.D.s?


Practicing law in Canada = no $$$, and shame upon family.

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Re: So what does 2012 look like for 2Ls?

Postby Eco » Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:45 pm

lol

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Re: So what does 2012 look like for 2Ls?

Postby Aston2412 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:50 pm

I just remember in Boston Legal Allen and Denny went to Canada to try a case and go fly fishing...


Yea.




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