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Conundrum; 1L summer

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:16 pm

Issue: part time internship offered with USAO, part time externship offered local firm. Both unpaid, both accepted. Just got part time offer of paid employment at local firm. Externship was set up for me by professor. I want the paid employment more, but I don't want to burn bridges. Suggestions?

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Re: Conundrum; 1L summer

Postby romothesavior » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:18 pm

Tell the part-time firm that isn't paying you to take a hike. No free labor for them.

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Re: Conundrum; 1L summer

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:26 pm

romothesavior wrote:Tell the part-time firm that isn't paying you to take a hike. No free labor for them.


Op here: what about pissing off the prof that set it up?

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Re: Conundrum; 1L summer

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
romothesavior wrote:Tell the part-time firm that isn't paying you to take a hike. No free labor for them.


Op here: what about pissing off the prof that set it up?


Remind him that you are 100k in debt and can't afford to pass up paid employment

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Re: Conundrum; 1L summer

Postby r6_philly » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:11 pm

Go talk to the prof, see if you can change the dates around to fit it in anyway.

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Re: Conundrum; 1L summer

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:19 pm

work for them during the school year instead? Does your school give credit for that work? Some do

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Re: Conundrum; 1L summer

Postby gwuorbust » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:26 am

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romothesavior wrote:Tell the part-time firm that isn't paying you to take a hike. No free labor for them.


Op here: what about pissing off the prof that set it up?


remind him that there are labor laws in the US that say you cannot pay individuals to do value added work without compensation.

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Re: Conundrum; 1L summer

Postby cantaboot » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:38 pm

a professor who thinks it's ok to intern at a firm for free? !

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Re: Conundrum; 1L summer

Postby nycdweller » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:34 am

Lawyers need to have difficult conversations sometimes. Turning down an unpaid part time law firm job is not one of them. Just be like, sorry, the promise isn't supported by consideration.




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