What is the difference between private sector vs corporate

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What is the difference between private sector vs corporate

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:15 am

I am being placed by my law school career center for my 1L summer job. I am top 7-8% of my class and best jobs go to top students. I would have really hoped to be top 3-5% to feel good about my potential placement since it is a T3 school in baltimore (guess which one that is).

The form asks for a preference between corporate vs private sector in the civil practice and I really have no idea which is which. There are a few biglaw firms in the area and I know at least a couple of them are participating in this placement program. So If I want to place in them, I really don't know which one to pick as my preference.

Also, I may have an outside chance at interning for a federal judge, If I were able to get it, does interning for a federal judge look way better than the possible connections I hope to make at the big firm?

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Re: What is the difference between private sector vs corporate

Postby Kronk » Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:16 am

BigLaw would be corporate.

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Re: What is the difference between private sector vs corporate

Postby thesealocust » Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:18 am

Anonymous User wrote:The form asks for a preference between corporate vs private sector in the civil practice and I really have no idea which is which.


That sentence makes like, no sense.

What you do 1L summer doesn't matter. The two major exceptions are (1) if it's a firm job that could lead to fulltime employment, that's clutch and (2) getting paid is nice. As a caveat to "doesn't matter" it really does have to be legal, and of course you should use the time to do something that is interesting and/or informative for your career development.

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Re: What is the difference between private sector vs corporate

Postby Kronk » Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:19 am

thesealocust wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:The form asks for a preference between corporate vs private sector in the civil practice and I really have no idea which is which.


That sentence makes like, no sense.

What you do 1L summer doesn't matter. The two major exceptions are (1) if it's a firm job that could lead to fulltime employment, that's clutch and (2) getting paid is nice. As a caveat to "doesn't matter" it really does have to be legal, and of course you should use the time to do something that is interesting and/or informative for your career development.


lol @ not responding to bro's question at all

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Re: What is the difference between private sector vs corporate

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:27 am

Kronk wrote:
thesealocust wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:The form asks for a preference between corporate vs private sector in the civil practice and I really have no idea which is which.


That sentence makes like, no sense.

What you do 1L summer doesn't matter. The two major exceptions are (1) if it's a firm job that could lead to fulltime employment, that's clutch and (2) getting paid is nice. As a caveat to "doesn't matter" it really does have to be legal, and of course you should use the time to do something that is interesting and/or informative for your career development.


lol @ not responding to bro's question at all


Got the answer I needed from your post. Thanks!

thesealocust answered my question in which im fishing for some advice as to which path to choose. Firm vs. Federal Judge (If i were so lucky to get both of them).




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