Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone ever heard of in-house counsel internships that pay at or near biglaw SA rates, respective to the market? Like at a major regional office for a Fortune 100 company or similar.
I'm lucky enough to have one of these jobs for the coming summer. From what I understand, they prefer post-UG work experience. And yes, they don't pay as well as biglaw, but they do pay well. I would love to go directly in-house after LS. Sure, it means you'll never make partner at a big firm, sure it means that you'll never become GC, but it also means that you'll get $120k or so for like 50 hrs a week and basically no weekends. Also, it means that your employer isn't looking to replace you in 2-3 years.
edit: out of work 1Ls, be shameless. call places and ask to speak with the person in charge (ask for them by name, find their name by whatever means necessary). give them your 30 second "elevator pitch," tell them you'll work for free, and don't take no for an answer. I know people who have had luck doing this. Once you're done with finals, start going to the organizations in person. I know this may sound crazy to a lot of students, but employers really like to see this type of "go getter" attitude.