Anonymous User wrote:itbdvorm wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Thank you so much for answering our questions. Would love to get your insights on my situation.
Briefly about me: I am a 32 year old rising 3L. I transferred from at T2 to a T20. My grades at T20 are above the cutoff for top 10%. I have 8 years work experience prior to law school.
Briefly about my summer: Following the advice of my Alumni mentor, I decided to spend the summer with my 85 year old father who lives abroad. I am utilizing the time by studying my third language.
Briefly about my issue: I am rather light on legal work experience. I was a RA the previous summer, and I didn't intern during the year. I am planning to seek internships for my entire 3L year.
My question: Does my decision foreclose any chances I have at 3L OCI or being hired at a big law firm?
Thank you again for taking the time.
Foreclose? No. But certainly hurts, and frankly a lot. Sounds like terrible advice to me. Why not try to get some sort of legal-related job, instead of what frankly sounds like spending the most important summer of your law school education hanging out with your dad and going to language classes.
I appreciate your honest advice. Do you think I can stymie the damage (even overcome) the damage by volunteering for a legal position here? Thank you, again.
Not sure. This is honestly a resume that doesn't scream great things to me. I'd try what I can to get SOMETHING on there other than "hung out at home w/dad and studied rosetta stone." And I'd try to clerk, I think that cleanses a lot of badness and with your grades it could be doable...