Anonymous User wrote:
Still chugging along applying to jobs in the market closest to my school (Boston), but I have an offer to return to the small to mid-sized firm where I was for a year before law school in my home market (NY). Ideally, I'd like to open myself to both NY and Boston for 2L OCI, but at this point feel like I should just head back to the firm. I do not want to end up there after graduation and am concerned about what bigger firms in Boston will think about my returning to the same place for another term of employment, moreover potentially in the market I don't want to end up in. Morever, I'm concerned about having the same/similar line on my resume. Thoughts?
I don't think it looks bad. Before law school, I worked at a firm, left and then went back. At my interview, my judge saw that and said, "they must have liked you there." Basically, you can use it to demonstrate that you're a good worker.
Now, to be fair, I've decided to go the judge route for 1L summer because I saw it as the biggest value-add to my resume, but that theory is untested for me.
I can't help with the market question, but I can't imagine you'd have too much trouble in Boston going to law school there. If it comes up, you could always say you wanted to save on rent 1L summer (unless that's in no way true).
Congrats on the offer from your former firm!