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Benjamin1987
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1L Summer Question

Postby Benjamin1987 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:47 pm

Big picture goal is Big Law. I had a Prof. offer a RA position. However, the subject matter is related to criminal law. Should I be turning this down? My understanding is that 1L summer isn't that important. So long as you do something legal. Yet, I can't really see this helping me in the long run.

On the other hand, the prof. is excellent, it would be a paid position (slim chance of getting anything paying at this point), and I could put my 1L search to rest and focus on academics.

Thoughts?

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GoatDolphin
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Re: 1L Summer Question

Postby GoatDolphin » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:56 pm

Benjamin1987 wrote:Big picture goal is Big Law. I had a Prof. offer a RA position. However, the subject matter is related to criminal law. Should I be turning this down? My understanding is that 1L summer isn't that important. So long as you do something legal. Yet, I can't really see this helping me in the long run.

On the other hand, the prof. is excellent, it would be a paid position (slim chance of getting anything paying at this point), and I could put my 1L search to rest and focus on academics.

Thoughts?

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My thoughts are that you should take it. Continue hunting for a 1L SA position. If you get the SA tell your prof that your bailing...

SA>RA and RA is equal to about anything else.

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Nelson
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Re: 1L Summer Question

Postby Nelson » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:58 pm

Unless you have something else out there that's already at the interview/offer stage, you should take it. Firms don't really care that much about what you do 1L summer. It's paid and you like the prof. You get a great reference, a writing sample, and maybe your name on an article at the end of it.




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