Firm Clerkship -> Associate?

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Firm Clerkship -> Associate?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:59 pm

I'm a 1L and I'm looking at a clerkship with a small boutique firm in my hometown, they generally hire year-round paid clerks starting second semester of 1L, and then hire them after they graduate. Good train to get on? I'd be paid all through school, but I wouldn't have time to pursue other employment/internships/clinic/etc.

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Re: Firm Clerkship -> Associate?

Postby ph14 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm a 1L and I'm looking at a clerkship with a small boutique firm in my hometown, they generally hire year-round paid clerks starting second semester of 1L, and then hire them after they graduate. Good train to get on? I'd be paid all through school, but I wouldn't have time to pursue other employment/internships/clinic/etc.


Yeah for the most part. You aren't missing out on too much, and I think it is outweighed by getting paid and getting real world experience.

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Re: Firm Clerkship -> Associate?

Postby aces » Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:07 pm

Depends on your school and whether you want to work there post-graduation. If you're at a non-T14 and would love to work there, sounds great. If you're at HYS and want to work for a big New York firm, might want to carefully consider.

That said, if you are a 2L, why wouldn't you take the position, assuming you enjoy the work? It'll look good on your resume (assuming it's an actual boutique and not just a small TTT firm), you'll probably get paid as much or more than any other job you're likely to get the second half of 1L year or 1L summer, and it's probably as much experience as you'd get at an internship/clinic. As long as you can balance working for the firm with maintaining good grades, it seems like a slam dunk. If you get better opportunities through OCI, there's nothing stopping you from quitting and committing to the better opportunity.

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Re: Firm Clerkship -> Associate?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:34 pm

actually, if he's at HYS he can do whatever he wants.




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