Early 1L Summer Internship Prospect Advice

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Early 1L Summer Internship Prospect Advice

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:52 pm

Yes, yes, its only September, and I'm only a 1L, and I'm talking about internships for next summer.
No, I haven't focused on this at all. Yes, I've been studying my ass off and working diligently. I intend to continue doing so after I finish typing this post.

However, I recently attended an alumni day at my undergrad alma mater and there is a lawyer I met and spoke to at the meeting who wants my resume.
He said, and I quote, "Either I have a job for you in my office, or I'll put your resume up on my lawyer's group resume posting wall, and one of [insert my alma mater here]'s alums will have an internship offer for you in no time. We [my alma mater] guys wait until we see resumes from our alma mater and then we snap them up. We know who the hard workers are..."

Does this mean much of anything? No, no guarantees, and I don't treat it that way.

I know all about the fact that as a 1L, I'm not allowed to even step foot in my law school's career services office until November and I'm not supposed to apply for internships until December according to ABA rules.

I don't want to turn this guy down, as it could lead to something good for the summer after my 1L year, but I also don't want to take steps that will have the ABA breathing down my throat.
I also realize that I can just explain myself to him and send him my resume as soon as I can according to ABA rules, but if I wait too long, he may forget and the offer might not be on the table anymore.

Any advice regarding my situation?
Thanks, in advance!

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Re: Early 1L Summer Internship Prospect Advice

Postby kahechsof » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Yes, yes, its only September, and I'm only a 1L, and I'm talking about internships for next summer.
No, I haven't focused on this at all. Yes, I've been studying my ass off and working diligently. I intend to continue doing so after I finish typing this post.

However, I recently attended an alumni day at my undergrad alma mater and there is a lawyer I met and spoke to at the meeting who wants my resume.
He said, and I quote, "Either I have a job for you in my office, or I'll put your resume up on my lawyer's group resume posting wall, and one of [insert my alma mater here]'s alums will have an internship offer for you in no time. We [my alma mater] guys wait until we see resumes from our alma mater and then we snap them up. We know who the hard workers are..."

Does this mean much of anything? No, no guarantees, and I don't treat it that way.

I know all about the fact that as a 1L, I'm not allowed to even step foot in my law school's career services office until November and I'm not supposed to apply for internships until December according to ABA rules.

I don't want to turn this guy down, as it could lead to something good for the summer after my 1L year, but I also don't want to take steps that will have the ABA breathing down my throat.
I also realize that I can just explain myself to him and send him my resume as soon as I can according to ABA rules, but if I wait too long, he may forget and the offer might not be on the table anymore.

Any advice regarding my situation?
Thanks, in advance!


First, send it.
Second, I think the rules bind the employers, not you.

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Re: Early 1L Summer Internship Prospect Advice

Postby azntwice » Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:27 pm

The ABA is not keeping track, I promise you.

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Re: Early 1L Summer Internship Prospect Advice

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:17 pm

OP here: Thanks for the advice, I appreciate it.

After consulting with a couple professors at my school and getting the same responses, I will definitely be sending my resume to the alum at my alma mater. I just finished editing it up and I think its just about time to fire off an email to him...




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