What do I want to do with my 1L Summer/career?

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Re: What do I want to do with my 1L Summer/career?

Postby FeelTheHeat » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:32 pm

lisjjen wrote:
rad lulz wrote:Maybe I'm not an 0L


We have strayed a long ways away from the original point. All I'm saying is that Rad Law was an institution. You have 90 something posts. I suppose the relevant sentiment here is the same as compels teams to retire a revered player's number.


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Re: What do I want to do with my 1L Summer/career?

Postby rad lulz » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:44 pm

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Re: What do I want to do with my 1L Summer/career?

Postby romothesavior » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:47 pm

lisjjen wrote:
rad lulz wrote:Maybe I'm not an 0L


We have strayed a long ways away from the original point. All I'm saying is that Rad Law was an institution. You have 90 something posts.

Give him time. At the rate he's going, he'll be at 15k in 5 months.

As to your question, I wouldn't stress too much about it. Your 1L summer will most likely have little impact on the trajectory of your long-career. The biggest decision you have to make is transactional/litigation. If they do ask for specific practice areas, you can usually just say one that interests you. You usually aren't locked in. Some firms hire for specific practice areas, but many (most?) places are just going to try and gauge your interests in the interview.

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Re: What do I want to do with my 1L Summer/career?

Postby 20130312 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:52 pm

Just noticed when I 'search forum' for 'rad law', somebody else's name is coming up on all the poasts. Wonder why that happens :lol:

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Re: What do I want to do with my 1L Summer/career?

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:54 pm

lisjjen wrote:
nonprofit-prophet wrote:
handsonthewheel wrote:What's the point in making up your mind before you go to an interview?

How about you apply broadly and when you have offers for summer jobs, then weigh the interest and experience.


I think the point is that every firms asks which practice group you're interested in. They've asked me that in every one of my interviews and I usually pick their two strongest ones and have a good answer as to why I like them. I then follow up with a discussion of how I'm only a 1L and that I'm not fixated on only those two areas and more than willing to work in other practice groups. I think OP is trying to research areas to be able to have a good answer to that question, as opposed to locking himself into a career path today.


Which in Texas, the answer is always oil.


Unless you interview at Hayboo

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Re: What do I want to do with my 1L Summer/career?

Postby rad lulz » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:00 pm

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Re: What do I want to do with my 1L Summer/career?

Postby lisjjen » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:54 pm

rad lulz wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:Just noticed when I 'search forum' for 'rad law', somebody else's name is coming up on all the poasts. Wonder why that happens :lol:

RAD LAW IS DEAD

LONG LIVE RAD LAW

But to keep this on topic, I agree 100% w Romo. Do something fun, do something you won't hate, and not much else matters.


You are either a 0L, a troll, a dumbass or Rad Law himself.

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Re: What do I want to do with my 1L Summer/career?

Postby 20130312 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:55 pm

lisjjen wrote:You are either a 0L, a troll, a dumbass or Rad Law himself.


No, yes, sometimes, LONG LIVE

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Re: What do I want to do with my 1L Summer/career?

Postby lisjjen » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:59 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
lisjjen wrote:You are either a 0L, a troll, a dumbass or Rad Law himself.


No, yes, sometimes, LONG LIVE


HAIL! HAIL! HAIL!

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Re: What do I want to do with my 1L Summer/career?

Postby rad lulz » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:11 pm

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Re: What do I want to do with my 1L Summer/career?

Postby lisjjen » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:58 pm

So to get back to the original point, which would look better. Spending my 1L summer working for a firm or for a cabinet level federal agency?

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Postby rad lulz » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:59 pm

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Re: What do I want to do with my 1L Summer/career?

Postby romothesavior » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:26 am

lisjjen wrote:So to get back to the original point, which would look better. Spending my 1L summer working for a firm or for a cabinet level federal agency?

Firm. Plus there is a chance for long term job prospects at a firm.

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Re: What do I want to do with my 1L Summer/career?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:44 am

romothesavior wrote:
lisjjen wrote:So to get back to the original point, which would look better. Spending my 1L summer working for a firm or for a cabinet level federal agency?

Firm. Plus there is a chance for long term job prospects at a firm.



Agree wholeheartedly and let's cut this short so Rad can get back to his studies.

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Re: What do I want to do with my 1L Summer/career?

Postby lisjjen » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:28 am

romothesavior wrote:
lisjjen wrote:So to get back to the original point, which would look better. Spending my 1L summer working for a firm or for a cabinet level federal agency?

Firm. Plus there is a chance for long term job prospects at a firm.


Seeing as I am a 1L at median, I need to be realistic. I may have a couple of interviews, but still, the chances of getting work at a firm is looking fairly slim. The thing I like about working for HUD is that I would be doing almost nothing but real estate and financing transactional work - which is pretty much exactly what I want to do. There's also maybe the option of spending half of my summer with a judge.




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