Ofta3184 wrote:How do yall guys suggest working with 1L SA interviews and interviews with federal judges?
Should you not even schedule interviews with judges (since they offer so quickly) if you happen to get a 1L SA interview?
It's tricky. Some (many) judges will be amenable to a split if you get a 1L SA. They understand the situation you're in and how it's hard to turn down an opportunity to make that much money when you're paying for school.
Chances are this isn't an issue. Unless you end up top 10% at a T10 after first semester, are a URM, or have some sort of strong connection to a firm, 1L SAs are just not happening. Even if you are top 10%, it's iffy. Aside from URMs and connections, I can literally count on one hand the number of people I know who got 1L SAs at CLS.