heregoesnothing1 wrote:Great thread. Bookmarking for December 1, 2017.
One question - what about JD advantage jobs during 1L semester? Like lobbying/consulting or non-profit work that isn't directly legal?
First, lol at resurrecting this thread.
Second, if you want to work as a lawyer, then get a legal internship. If you're interested in a JD advantage job as a career, but not sure whether you'll like it or could land one, then get a legal internship. I'd only do that for 1L summer if I had nothing else, or was certain that was the kind of work I wanted to make my career in.
Without a 1L job where you demonstrated that you can do good legal analysis, your future internship possibilities are probably going to be more limited, which could very well limit your job opportunities at graduation.
This advice applies less so obviously if you're on the Harvard Law Review or something.
That's my two cents.