The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

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

Postby Dany » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:51 am

adonai wrote:Totally uncalled for.

:?:

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

Postby Guchster » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:53 am

Dany wrote:
adonai wrote:Totally uncalled for.

:?:

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maybehedidnotgetjoke?

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

Postby adonai » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:33 am

Guchster wrote:
Dany wrote:
adonai wrote:Totally uncalled for.

:?:

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maybehedidnotgetjoke?

maybethatwasthejokebutitwasntveryfunnysoi'llstopandgocryinthecornernow

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

Postby Dany » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:34 am

legit confused

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

Postby Guchster » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:37 am

Dany wrote:legit confused


halp

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

Postby bk1 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:58 am

fogcue2 wrote:While SEC as a 2L seems to be a terrible idea at least in combined TLS opinion. How does it look as a 1L? I'm actually interested in securities litigation and have prior w/e in the investment industry. Only catch on this offer is that it's for the Salt Lake City office (my 2nd choice for location) and I'm weighing it against a small public interest organization in San Diego. I'm hoping to get back to SoCal from a BC/BU/GW/ND but have very strong ties to the region (family, UD school, and w/e before school). Have grades that should at least get me big law interviews as long as I repeat or don't drop drastically next semester.


The reason people on TLS think that SEC for 2L summer is a bad idea is because generally at top end schools your 2L summer is for a place that will lead to a postgrad employment offer. Nothing wrong with the SEC for 1L. Since your resume screams SoCal outside of your law school, I think there's nothing wrong with going to Salt Lake if you really would prefer the SEC over the PI org.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:34 pm

Finally got a job offer. Waiting to hear on three more places, but talk about a weight off my shoulders.

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

Postby drmguy » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Finally got a job offer. Waiting to hear on three more places, but talk about a weight off my shoulders.


Same here

Can't express how great it feels to get that over with before spring break.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:49 pm

drmguy wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Finally got a job offer. Waiting to hear on three more places, but talk about a weight off my shoulders.


Same here

Can't express how great it feels to get that over with before spring break.


Fuck, man, I know. It's a huge, huge weight off my shoulders. I have been freaking out about it and not doing well in class the last two weeks due to all the stress. OCI sucks. I hate it. Hopefully I can stay at whatever firm I end up at and avoid OCI as a 2L.

And I have dealt with stress really well. I went in super cool/calm to finals and did really well because I wasn't freaking out. Somehow, OCI had gotten to me, though.

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

Postby drmguy » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
drmguy wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Finally got a job offer. Waiting to hear on three more places, but talk about a weight off my shoulders.


Same here

Can't express how great it feels to get that over with before spring break.


Fuck, man, I know. It's a huge, huge weight off my shoulders. I have been freaking out about it and not doing well in class the last two weeks due to all the stress. OCI sucks. I hate it. Hopefully I can stay at whatever firm I end up at and avoid OCI as a 2L.

And I have dealt with stress really well. I went in super cool/calm to finals and did really well because I wasn't freaking out. Somehow, OCI had gotten to me, though.


Yep, I was losing sleep over it.

The takeaway for others is don't stop working. If you keep at it you'll find something.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:55 pm

drmguy wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
drmguy wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Finally got a job offer. Waiting to hear on three more places, but talk about a weight off my shoulders.


Same here

Can't express how great it feels to get that over with before spring break.


Fuck, man, I know. It's a huge, huge weight off my shoulders. I have been freaking out about it and not doing well in class the last two weeks due to all the stress. OCI sucks. I hate it. Hopefully I can stay at whatever firm I end up at and avoid OCI as a 2L.

And I have dealt with stress really well. I went in super cool/calm to finals and did really well because I wasn't freaking out. Somehow, OCI had gotten to me, though.


Yep, I was losing sleep over it.

The takeaway for others is don't stop working. If you keep at it you'll find something.


Now hopefully I get offers from the other firms I am waiting on and have a choice. Won't stress out over that since I got a single offer now, though. Would be nice, but I won't be greedy. :lol:

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

Postby deliriousxix » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:51 am

what do you guys think is a better option: in-house legal internship for a big corporation or state court judge?

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

Postby r6_philly » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:52 am

deliriousxix wrote:what do you guys think is a better option: in-house legal internship for a big corporation or state court judge?


I'd take the in-house.

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

Postby acrossthelake » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:59 am

r6_philly wrote:
deliriousxix wrote:what do you guys think is a better option: in-house legal internship for a big corporation or state court judge?


I'd take the in-house.

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

Postby ph14 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:00 am

acrossthelake wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
deliriousxix wrote:what do you guys think is a better option: in-house legal internship for a big corporation or state court judge?


I'd take the in-house.

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

Postby deliriousxix » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:08 am

Ok, thanks guys! That's what I was leaning towards too.

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

Postby Puttanesca » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:34 pm

Had an interview today with 100% behavioral interview questions. Anyone else have this happen?

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

Postby adonai » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:46 pm

Puttanesca wrote:Had an interview today with 100% behavioral interview questions. Anyone else have this happen?

Had one where about half were behavioral. I find those questions easier to answer on the spot than trying to sell past work experience.

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

Postby Lasers » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:48 pm

sigh...inside the top 10%...when will it be mine turn for a summer jerb? :cry:

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

Postby Puttanesca » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:12 pm

adonai wrote:
Puttanesca wrote:Had an interview today with 100% behavioral interview questions. Anyone else have this happen?

Had one where about half were behavioral. I find those questions easier to answer on the spot than trying to sell past work experience.


Yeah, I actually kind of enjoyed the behavioral questions.

Lasers wrote:sigh...inside the top 10%...when will it be mine turn for a summer jerb? :cry:


What kinds of places have you been applying to? I would think gov't and PI wouldn't be too overly difficult. I applied to 15 gov't and PI positions (mostly gov't), got 9 interviews, and 3 offers. Still waiting to hear back from the 6 others I interviewed with.

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

Postby Lasers » Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:03 am

Puttanesca wrote:
Lasers wrote:sigh...inside the top 10%...when will it be mine turn for a summer jerb? :cry:


What kinds of places have you been applying to? I would think gov't and PI wouldn't be too overly difficult. I applied to 15 gov't and PI positions (mostly gov't), got 9 interviews, and 3 offers. Still waiting to hear back from the 6 others I interviewed with.

probably my fault because i've only been looking at paying firms and in-house.

is there a place i can find listings for PI/govt stuff? thanks.

at this point, i really don't care what i do now.

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

Postby Flips88 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:05 am

Lasers wrote:probably my fault because i've only been looking at paying firms and in-house.

is there a place i can find listings for PI/govt stuff? thanks.

at this point, i really don't care what i do now.

Yeah well you might have considered that only like 15-20% of people at even the best schools get firm gigs 1L and most of those are diversity SAs or people with ties to a home market.

Sorry you have to go slumming.

http://www.pslawnet.org/

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

Postby Dany » Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:24 am

Flips88 wrote:
Lasers wrote:probably my fault because i've only been looking at paying firms and in-house.

is there a place i can find listings for PI/govt stuff? thanks.

at this point, i really don't care what i do now.

Yeah well you might have considered that only like 15-20% of people at even the best schools get firm gigs 1L and most of those are diversity SAs or people with ties to a home market.

Sorry you have to go slumming.

http://www.pslawnet.org/

Being unemployed is scary and there's no need to be rude to someone without a job for the summer, especially since you already have one and since he acknowledged that his search wasn't the right approach.

But seconded on pslawnet. Tons of postings.

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

Postby bk1 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:01 am

Also ask if your CSO has access to the Gov Honors Handbook.

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

Postby Lasers » Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:46 am

Flips88 wrote:
Lasers wrote:probably my fault because i've only been looking at paying firms and in-house.

is there a place i can find listings for PI/govt stuff? thanks.

at this point, i really don't care what i do now.

Yeah well you might have considered that only like 15-20% of people at even the best schools get firm gigs 1L and most of those are diversity SAs or people with ties to a home market.

Sorry you have to go slumming.

http://www.pslawnet.org/

thanks.




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