NEED help with 1L summer employment.

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NEED help with 1L summer employment.

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:29 pm

Hey guys, I'm in the dark with my 1L summer gig. Ultimately, I'd like to practice employment law (with a large firm), so what should I do for my 1L summer? I know people say it doesn't matter much for 1Ls, but can I work somewhere like the legal aid? 1L seems to be for exploration, yet I'm afraid employers might be like "hmm, you've shown interest in random, different places." Where do people interested in employment usually work?

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Re: NEED help with 1L summer employment.

Postby kwais » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Hey guys, I'm in the dark with my 1L summer gig. Ultimately, I'd like to practice employment law (with a large firm), so what should I do for my 1L summer? I know people say it doesn't matter much for 1Ls, but can I work somewhere like the legal aid? 1L seems to be for exploration, yet I'm afraid employers might be like "hmm, you've shown interest in random, different places." Where do people interested in employment usually work?


ultimately, just be able to spin whatever you do into a valuable asset come interview time. If it's private sector, that should be easy. If it's public interest, focus on the writing and research elements. Go find a job you will enjoy and start spinning.

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Re: NEED help with 1L summer employment.

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:40 pm

hmm, I don't find comfort in "spinning" lol

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Re: NEED help with 1L summer employment.

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:hmm, I don't find comfort in "spinning" lol

well thats basically all you do as a lawyer....especially if its litigation

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Re: NEED help with 1L summer employment.

Postby UnamSanctam » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:hmm, I don't find comfort in "spinning" lol

well thats basically all you do as a lawyer....especially if its litigation


Nice use of anon bro.

But yeah, part of the professional world (any business world, actually) is being able to sell yourself. Sell yourself.

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Re: NEED help with 1L summer employment.

Postby Agent » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:01 pm

I expect that this attitude will hinder your professional development.

Anonymous User wrote:hmm, I don't find comfort in "spinning" lol




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