State Attorneys Office or Federal Judge 1L Summer?

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Presumption Acquired
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State Attorneys Office or Federal Judge 1L Summer?

Postby Presumption Acquired » Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:53 pm

I'm looking to get a biglaw job in Florida, and I am curious as to what TLS thinks I should do my 1L summer in order to help make that possible:

1. Miami-Dade Office of the State Attorney

2. Federal Magistrate Judge in either West Palm Beach or Miami

I really don't know which one would look better, or if it really doesn't matter as long as I'm in Florida. If that's the case, I would lean towards the State Attorneys office because they only want 20 hours a week, which would be sweet. No chance of splitting.

At MVP, 25%-ile after first semester, born and raised in Florida, and to state school for undergrad.

Thanks in advance!

rad lulz
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Re: State Attorneys Office or Federal Judge 1L Summer?

Postby rad lulz » Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:55 pm

Do State Atty just in case you strike out and later want to make a play for criminal work.

Firms won't care either way though

jml8756
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Re: State Attorneys Office or Federal Judge 1L Summer?

Postby jml8756 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:30 pm

My first instinct was to say the judge if you want biglaw, but EVERYONE works for a judge 1L summer. State's Attorney would be way more fun and might give you some cool stories to tell your interviewers. Ultimately it probably doesn't matter too much.

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Re: State Attorneys Office or Federal Judge 1L Summer?

Postby stillwater » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:39 pm

state attorneys office. magistrate judge is lowbrow




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