Taking the first half of summer off?

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Taking the first half of summer off?

Postby emkay625 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:16 am

Hi folks-

I feel fortunate to have a 1L SA for the second half of summer at my dream firm. (Texas boutique lit). I currently work about 30 hours while in school and it's killing me. Would it look awful if I didn't do any legal work for the first half of the summer and instead took either 1 or 2 classes so as to lighten my load for next year? (I will still have the same job and will still be working the same amount of hours).

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Re: Taking the first half of summer off?

Postby stillwater » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:25 am

You could just probably put Summer 2013 on your resume instead of precise dates, perhaps avoiding the perception problem

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Re: Taking the first half of summer off?

Postby Uncle.Joe » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:31 am

No one would care, even if you weren't taking classes in addition to the SA.

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Re: Taking the first half of summer off?

Postby kalvano » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:01 am

For your 1L summer, you could do the first half work, and volunteer a day or two a week somewhere, and call it good.

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Re: Taking the first half of summer off?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:24 am

I worked a "part time" legal job in the summer. It was three days a week, Monday-Wednesday from 8:30-noon. I listed it as I would any employment and never had any problems. No one asked me "Well, how many hours did you work?"

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