The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

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

Postby shoeshine » Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:33 am

Flips88 wrote:
bk1 wrote:
Dany wrote:Finally got a job I'm super excited about! I had a PI offer open for a while that was something I didn't want to do at all and would hate having to explain during OCI, then had several things present themselves last week and got an offer today from a mid-sized firm in my school's city. Huge relief to finally have something I'm excited about for the summer!


Congrats! I know that dreaded feeling of keeping something open that you don't want while waiting for something exciting.

There's some joke about buttsecks here that I'm not going to make.

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

Postby Lasers » Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:11 pm

i am interviewing soon with the once great heller ehrman for a paid legal records position.

how will this look on my resume? i am concerned considering i won't probably be doing much more than doc review and filings but i need the money this summer. i am thinking that i should also probably try to find some legal volunteer position elsewhere so that i can have some opportunity to do some legal research this summer?

thoughts?

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

Postby Sirius » Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:27 pm

1L 12 week SA @ 1K p/w in secondary market. Pretty excited for a 1L at a T30. Hopefully will lead to 2L summer offer and more $$$ for next summer.

Also getting free rent since staying at friends place. So little expenses.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:27 pm

Any opinions on Nelson Mullins? Just wondering if anyone has worked for them previously. Will be down in SC and am curious how their office is and how their workload is for associates. TLS tends to give better opinions than people who actually work at the firms sometimes.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:48 pm

Interview on Tuesday. Jerbs are still out there.

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

Postby ilovesf » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Interview on Tuesday. Jerbs are still out there.

good luck!

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

Postby Lasers » Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:37 pm

interviewing for a law clerk position with a criminal defense firm. super interesting work.

will big law employers at OCI be turned off by criminal law on my resume?

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

Postby JJDancer » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:32 pm

Lasers wrote:interviewing for a law clerk position with a criminal defense firm. super interesting work.

will big law employers at OCI be turned off by criminal law on my resume?

Probably not, it's ok to find non-corporate things interesting. But if most of your prior experience (before LS) is public interest based, you may need to demonstrate your interest in big law type work.

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

Postby snowpeach06 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:36 pm

Lasers wrote:i am interviewing soon with the once great heller ehrman for a paid legal records position.

how will this look on my resume? i am concerned considering i won't probably be doing much more than doc review and filings but i need the money this summer. i am thinking that i should also probably try to find some legal volunteer position elsewhere so that i can have some opportunity to do some legal research this summer?

thoughts?

That's not a bad idea. Employers want to see that you have done legal research. Trick is to find a place that takes anyone and would let you do 10-15 hours a week. Or look for something during the school year to fill the void. Small firms make you do research and they pay you.

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

Postby Lasers » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:51 pm

JJDancer wrote:
Lasers wrote:interviewing for a law clerk position with a criminal defense firm. super interesting work.

will big law employers at OCI be turned off by criminal law on my resume?

Probably not, it's ok to find non-corporate things interesting. But if most of your prior experience (before LS) is public interest based, you may need to demonstrate your interest in big law type work.

only prior relevant work experience i have is at a small firm. no PI work at all. i don't think it'll be hard to show during interviews i want biglaw since i really do only want biglaw.

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

Postby Lasers » Wed May 02, 2012 1:43 am

snowpeach06 wrote:
Lasers wrote:i am interviewing soon with the once great heller ehrman for a paid legal records position.

how will this look on my resume? i am concerned considering i won't probably be doing much more than doc review and filings but i need the money this summer. i am thinking that i should also probably try to find some legal volunteer position elsewhere so that i can have some opportunity to do some legal research this summer?

thoughts?

That's not a bad idea. Employers want to see that you have done legal research. Trick is to find a place that takes anyone and would let you do 10-15 hours a week. Or look for something during the school year to fill the void. Small firms make you do research and they pay you.

got an offer for a research assistant position. would that be sufficient to fill the "legal research/writing" void?

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

Postby acrossthelake » Wed May 02, 2012 1:46 am

Lasers wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:
Lasers wrote:i am interviewing soon with the once great heller ehrman for a paid legal records position.

how will this look on my resume? i am concerned considering i won't probably be doing much more than doc review and filings but i need the money this summer. i am thinking that i should also probably try to find some legal volunteer position elsewhere so that i can have some opportunity to do some legal research this summer?

thoughts?

That's not a bad idea. Employers want to see that you have done legal research. Trick is to find a place that takes anyone and would let you do 10-15 hours a week. Or look for something during the school year to fill the void. Small firms make you do research and they pay you.

got an offer for a research assistant position. would that be sufficient to fill the "legal research/writing" void?


It's May. Work with what you've got.

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

Postby Lasers » Wed May 02, 2012 2:08 am

acrossthelake wrote:
Lasers wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:
Lasers wrote:i am interviewing soon with the once great heller ehrman for a paid legal records position.

how will this look on my resume? i am concerned considering i won't probably be doing much more than doc review and filings but i need the money this summer. i am thinking that i should also probably try to find some legal volunteer position elsewhere so that i can have some opportunity to do some legal research this summer?

thoughts?

That's not a bad idea. Employers want to see that you have done legal research. Trick is to find a place that takes anyone and would let you do 10-15 hours a week. Or look for something during the school year to fill the void. Small firms make you do research and they pay you.

got an offer for a research assistant position. would that be sufficient to fill the "legal research/writing" void?


It's May. Work with what you've got.

well i've got a couple interviews with two other firms as well...so i duno. whatever, it's 1L summer.

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

Postby TheFutureLawyer » Wed May 09, 2012 8:16 pm

For those of you doing a summer job in a particular field, how much are you looking into / doing research about that field before you start your internship?

So far I'm just doing a little bit, just so maybe I have some idea of where to look when I get my first assignment.

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

Postby kapital98 » Wed May 09, 2012 9:43 pm

TheFutureLawyer wrote:For those of you doing a summer job in a particular field, how much are you looking into / doing research about that field before you start your internship?

So far I'm just doing a little bit, just so maybe I have some idea of where to look when I get my first assignment.


I'm not doing any research.

I'm going to enjoy my 2 weeks off as much as possible :P

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

Postby Dany » Mon May 21, 2012 7:21 pm

lol just got a rejection email from a place I applied to in like January (and hadn't heard a peep from them since besides an 'application received' email).

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon May 21, 2012 8:19 pm

Still no job offers....paid or unpaid. If I don't work during 1L summer, do I just give up completely?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon May 21, 2012 8:40 pm

Someone just updated their Facebook employment with a V-100 1L SA. Gah thats pissing me off. And to that person who doesnt have a job yet...spam craigslist, take a summer school class, find a prof, something/anything will do. Dont give up, thats just foolish.

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

Postby r6_philly » Mon May 21, 2012 9:37 pm

Dany wrote:lol just got a rejection email from a place I applied to in like January (and hadn't heard a peep from them since besides an 'application received' email).


I got rejected four times by a firm. Last one coming a couple of weeks ago. :lol:

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

Postby Lasers » Mon May 21, 2012 9:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Still no job offers....paid or unpaid. If I don't work during 1L summer, do I just give up completely?

dude, keep looking.

for some reason, in my search for a second job to fill my summer, i'm getting so many more interviews recently than i did before (and from nicer paid firm jobs/interesting government positions). just apply everywhere, start calling firms, etc.

still jobs out there.

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

Postby acrossthelake » Mon May 21, 2012 9:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Still no job offers....paid or unpaid. If I don't work during 1L summer, do I just give up completely?


No. Keep going. Do not stop until the summer is over.

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

Postby acw1213 » Mon May 21, 2012 9:56 pm

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon May 21, 2012 10:39 pm

acw1213 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Still no job offers....paid or unpaid. If I don't work during 1L summer, do I just give up completely?


Wow, what city/region is that? Where I'm from paid jobs are hard to come by but pretty much every firm/agency/court is willing to take free slave labor.



This is ridiculous, but I'm in DC...grades aren't bad at all...

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

Postby piccolittle » Mon May 21, 2012 11:01 pm

I hate to give away one of my job search secrets, but if you guys haven't looked at lawstudentjobs.net yet you should give it a shot - it aggregates legal intern job listings, and they're still posting more jobs almost every day.

To the jobless anon: have you tried looking outside of DC? I know DC can be kind of a tough market, especially as it's so small and there are so many schools there.

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

Postby tedalbany » Tue May 22, 2012 1:10 am

Is the rule with Judicial Internships to dress like the clerks? When I went to interview the clerks were all business casual I think, but the judges were all in suits (obviously). Should I wear business casual, or play it safe in a suit?




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