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1 week decision deadline!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:52 pm

I am trying to get a CoA judicial internship and I have an interview lined up for later this month. However, I also applied to a few international companies as backups. I got an offer from a company for an in-house position but have a 1 week decision deadline.
I know most people say that any paid job is better than a non paid job, however if I work for the judge I would get summer funding from my school anyway. The international company won't pay as much as a US firm and the income from the company would roughly equal how much I would get with summer funding, so I'm not sure money is an issue here.

What should I do?!

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Re: 1 week decision deadline!

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:56 pm

What do you *want* to do? which job sounds actually more interesting to you?

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Re: 1 week decision deadline!

Postby de5igual » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:14 pm

a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

unless you absolutely detest working for a corporation, i'd take the sure thing. it would probably help you more during OCI as far as having more substantive and practical things to talk about.

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Re: 1 week decision deadline!

Postby AnotherYearOlder » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:15 pm

State or Federal CoA? If federal, take it.

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Re: 1 week decision deadline!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:38 pm

AnotherYearOlder wrote:State or Federal CoA? If federal, take it.


It's federal CoA. I haven't gotten an offer though it's just an interview. Does anyone know how good the odds are if I have an interview with a judge? I'm not sure how many people they interview per position.

I would honestly rather work for the judge if I had a choice, but I can see the 1 in the hand is worth 2 in the bush point ..

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Re: 1 week decision deadline!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:08 pm

If you have both, choose based on whether you want to do transactions or litigation. I would take the in-house since there are a lot fewer of those opportunities out there compared to federal court internships.

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Re: 1 week decision deadline!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:If you have both, choose based on whether you want to do transactions or litigation. I would take the in-house since there are a lot fewer of those opportunities out there compared to federal court internships.


I don't actually have both, just an interview for the judge not an actual offer. Would you say the in-house is better EVEN if it is an international company abroad? I thought international internships are worth less at OCI

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Re: 1 week decision deadline!

Postby de5igual » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:37 pm

Is this international internship in the legal group or just a random internship?

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Re: 1 week decision deadline!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:09 pm

f0bolous wrote:Is this international internship in the legal group or just a random internship?


oh yes it's in the legal group

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Re: 1 week decision deadline!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:13 pm

A lot of 1Ls intern with a judge for the summer. The in-house job will give you something relatively different to talk about during OCI.

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