2L Summer Split between Big Law and volunteer/unpaid DOJ?

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2L Summer Split between Big Law and volunteer/unpaid DOJ?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:53 pm

Any thoughts on splitting between BigLaw and a volunteer (non-SLIP) DOJ position for 2L summer? It seems like a worthwhile opportunity to get a broader experience and develop connections should I want to try to work at DOJ in the future, but I am concerned that for a future application, I will just appear as a SLIP reject. Thoughts?

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Re: 2L Summer Split between Big Law and volunteer/unpaid DOJ?

Postby sunynp » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:16 pm

I think that biglaw is going to questions your commitment to the biglaw life.

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Re: 2L Summer Split between Big Law and volunteer/unpaid DOJ?

Postby LawIdiot86 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any thoughts on splitting between BigLaw and a volunteer (non-SLIP) DOJ position for 2L summer? It seems like a worthwhile opportunity to get a broader experience and develop connections should I want to try to work at DOJ in the future, but I am concerned that for a future application, I will just appear as a SLIP reject. Thoughts?

People may question your biglaw dedication and the odds of getting hired at DOJ are vanishingly slim. Do a full biglaw summer and then spend a semester internship at DOJ. I know Pitt and Duke have programs in DC.




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