The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby the11111111 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:40 pm

Quick question...

Im kinda freaking out...

I sent an email to the email listed on the LCLD email to send out applications (it was attorney.recruiting@sutherland.com) and have been waiting for a response. I double checked, and although the official sheet has that email, the website, etc. has the recruiting coordinators email...

If the deadline hadn't passed I would send the email again but now I feel like maybe they haven't received it... kinda nervous about it, anyone have any suggestions?

As a sidenote I plan on sending them a continues interest type not next week(preferably after March 1st) and Im probably gonna send it to the actual recruiters email..

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:53 pm

Does anyone know or have a good idea if there are any judges in CA still looking for 1L interns? It's probably too late, isn't it? Even for Superior Court judges...and I hear the California Court of Appeal doesn't take 1L interns...what about the District Court judges?

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby bk1 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know or have a good idea if there are any judges in CA still looking for 1L interns? It's probably too late, isn't it? Even for Superior Court judges...and I hear the California Court of Appeal doesn't take 1L interns...what about the District Court judges?


LA Superior Court is taking applications through March 1.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:05 pm

I have a chance to work at a small law firm in a far away city in Texas, closer to brownsville but its unpaid. Is something like this even worth trying to get. I know if its between this and doing nothing, its better to do this but it just feels weird having to relocate down there and find a place to live all the while not being paid for any of the work.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby ilovesf » Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know or have a good idea if there are any judges in CA still looking for 1L interns? It's probably too late, isn't it? Even for Superior Court judges...and I hear the California Court of Appeal doesn't take 1L interns...what about the District Court judges?

I know a 1L with the CA CoA for the summer but I think it's super rare for them to take 1Ls, most of them told me that in their rejection letters. Around ten days ago at least one district court judge was still interviewing. I don't know if he has since filled that spot, but it could be an indicator that they haven't all filled their spots yet. I don't know about Superior court judges.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby sparty99 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have a chance to work at a small law firm in a far away city in Texas, closer to brownsville but its unpaid. Is something like this even worth trying to get. I know if its between this and doing nothing, its better to do this but it just feels weird having to relocate down there and find a place to live all the while not being paid for any of the work.



BROWNSVILLE? HELLS NO. You might as well do some pro-bono work with lawyers in your community and work at Target on the side or get something with a professor...But unpaid in Brownsville, Texas? No.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby LeDique » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:44 pm

Man, the internship interview I thought I totally nailed came up empty. Starting to feel down on this.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby sparty99 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:18 pm

LeDique wrote:Man, the internship interview I thought I totally nailed came up empty. Starting to feel down on this.


It happens...But you never know when you are going to land that big gig...I was rejected from a gig I really wanted, but two days later, another offer came through.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby acrossthelake » Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:20 pm

LeDique wrote:Man, the internship interview I thought I totally nailed came up empty. Starting to feel down on this.


1L Hiring is unpredictable. They probably liked you, but just didn't have enough spaces.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby r6_philly » Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:46 pm

acrossthelake wrote:
LeDique wrote:Man, the internship interview I thought I totally nailed came up empty. Starting to feel down on this.


1L Hiring is unpredictable. They probably liked you, but just didn't have enough spaces.


+1
Don't feel bad, there are so few spaces for 1Ls. I was told a couple of times that I should be able to receive a 2L offer if I reapply, but they just did not have enough space to fit me. Keep trying, you will find a good job soon.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:15 pm

sparty99 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have a chance to work at a small law firm in a far away city in Texas, closer to brownsville but its unpaid. Is something like this even worth trying to get. I know if its between this and doing nothing, its better to do this but it just feels weird having to relocate down there and find a place to live all the while not being paid for any of the work.



BROWNSVILLE? HELLS NO. You might as well do some pro-bono work with lawyers in your community and work at Target on the side or get something with a professor...But unpaid in Brownsville, Texas? No.



well kinda close to corpus christi, but from what i hear corpus is a shit hole too.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have a chance to work at a small law firm in a far away city in Texas, closer to brownsville but its unpaid. Is something like this even worth trying to get. I know if its between this and doing nothing, its better to do this but it just feels weird having to relocate down there and find a place to live all the while not being paid for any of the work.


if you like the work you'd be doing i'd go for it. in the long run, the minimal amount you will be spending on rent will be nothing compared to your law school loans

corpus isn't bad at all if you are used to texas (i lived there for two years). especially during the summer when you can actually use the beach

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:18 pm

Sad stuff, Got rejected from the ACLU in a southern state. Thought this was definitely going to be an offer. Is it a bad idea to email asking if my interview was the cause for the rejection?

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Guchster » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Sad stuff, Got rejected from the ACLU in a southern state. Thought this was definitely going to be an offer. Is it a bad idea to email asking if my interview was the cause for the rejection?


I'm sorry to hear this.

I'd say it's appropriate to ask for specific areas you can improve for the future, and as you move forward in your summer job hunt. I wouldn't necessarily ask them for the reason you were rejected specifically--it's a lil tacky.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:21 pm

Have any of the KC interviewees heard anything from Husch post-callback?

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Have any of the KC interviewees heard anything from Husch post-callback?


Dinged via e-mail. Top 25% at T20, grew up in KC.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:38 pm

bk1 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know or have a good idea if there are any judges in CA still looking for 1L interns? It's probably too late, isn't it? Even for Superior Court judges...and I hear the California Court of Appeal doesn't take 1L interns...what about the District Court judges?


LA Superior Court is taking applications through March 1.

Are there any LA Superior Court internships for the judges themselves? All of the ones I've seen on their website seem to be for college grads, undergrads or "graduate interns," whoever those are (law school students? Maybe.) http://lasuperiorcourt.org/VolunteerOpp ... ip+Program

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby InnocuousDiatribe » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:58 pm

LeDique wrote:Man, the internship interview I thought I totally nailed came up empty. Starting to feel down on this.


1L here. This just happened to me today. A partner at the firm I interviewed with called and said that everyone I talked to really liked me, but that they didn't have enough room. He also said I "better apply again in the fall." Came down the vine that I got beat out by a 1L part-timer with a 4.0. Blast.

Lost my train of thought--Oh yeah, point is, it's not worth hurting your ego over.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:01 pm

InnocuousDiatribe wrote:
LeDique wrote:Man, the internship interview I thought I totally nailed came up empty. Starting to feel down on this.


1L here. This just happened to me today. A partner at the firm I interviewed with called and said that everyone I talked to really liked me, but that they didn't have enough room. He also said I "better apply again in the fall." Came down the vine that I got beat out by a 1L part-timer with a 4.0. Blast.

Lost my train of thought--Oh yeah, point is, it's not worth hurting your ego over.


Are all partners telling 1L interviewees this? I definitely got a similar pep talk for a 1L Diversity program -- how everyone loved me and it was really close, not enough spots, etc. and to keep in touch for the fall.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby bk1 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
bk1 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know or have a good idea if there are any judges in CA still looking for 1L interns? It's probably too late, isn't it? Even for Superior Court judges...and I hear the California Court of Appeal doesn't take 1L interns...what about the District Court judges?


LA Superior Court is taking applications through March 1.

Are there any LA Superior Court internships for the judges themselves? All of the ones I've seen on their website seem to be for college grads, undergrads or "graduate interns," whoever those are (law school students? Maybe.) http://lasuperiorcourt.org/VolunteerOpp ... ip+Program

Click the tab on that page that says "Externship Program." Deadline says Feb 15 but I'm fairly sure it's been extended to Mar 1.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:13 pm

What are some questions that I can ask small law firms that arent paid positions. Its like this, I ask a few questions but then I get the feeling the firms and non profits ive interviewed with want me to ask more questions.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby cinephile » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What are some questions that I can ask small law firms that arent paid positions. Its like this, I ask a few questions but then I get the feeling the firms and non profits ive interviewed with want me to ask more questions.


Ask what their mission is, what was their career trajectory, what's their favorite thing about their job/most challenging aspect, what's an average day like for an intern, what's the feedback for interns like, will I get to work on a project from start to finish over the course of the summer, etc.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:44 pm

cinephile wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What are some questions that I can ask small law firms that arent paid positions. Its like this, I ask a few questions but then I get the feeling the firms and non profits ive interviewed with want me to ask more questions.


Ask what their mission is, what was their career trajectory, what's their favorite thing about their job/most challenging aspect, what's an average day like for an intern, what's the feedback for interns like, will I get to work on a project from start to finish over the course of the summer, etc.



Usually whats been happening is they give me answers to all of those questions 2 minutes into "introducing" their firm/org

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:14 pm

bk1 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
bk1 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know or have a good idea if there are any judges in CA still looking for 1L interns? It's probably too late, isn't it? Even for Superior Court judges...and I hear the California Court of Appeal doesn't take 1L interns...what about the District Court judges?


LA Superior Court is taking applications through March 1.

Are there any LA Superior Court internships for the judges themselves? All of the ones I've seen on their website seem to be for college grads, undergrads or "graduate interns," whoever those are (law school students? Maybe.) http://lasuperiorcourt.org/VolunteerOpp ... ip+Program

Click the tab on that page that says "Externship Program." Deadline says Feb 15 but I'm fairly sure it's been extended to Mar 1.

Thanks, but it looks like the deadline is March 1 for the Juvenile Delinquency court externship, but February 15 for Civil, Criminal, Family Law, or Probate. Unless you're sure the Civil, Criminal, Family Law or Probate externship deadline got extended and they didn't update the site (which would be nice, because I'm not interested in Juvenile Delinquency).

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby cinephile » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
cinephile wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What are some questions that I can ask small law firms that arent paid positions. Its like this, I ask a few questions but then I get the feeling the firms and non profits ive interviewed with want me to ask more questions.


Ask what their mission is, what was their career trajectory, what's their favorite thing about their job/most challenging aspect, what's an average day like for an intern, what's the feedback for interns like, will I get to work on a project from start to finish over the course of the summer, etc.



Usually whats been happening is they give me answers to all of those questions 2 minutes into "introducing" their firm/org


Sometimes I just ask them about law school if I feel the need to keep talking. Like what really worked for you/wish you did differently? If I want to go into X field, what should I look into taking next year? What was the biggest adjustment going from an academic environment into the work place?




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