Which of these 1L judicial internships is best?

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Which 1L judicial internship?

New York Supreme Court in Manhattan (state court)
2
13%
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida (federal court)
10
67%
Neither are that impressive; hold out for something better
3
20%
 
Total votes: 15

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Which of these 1L judicial internships is best?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:39 pm

My ultimate goal is a law firm in DC, and right now I have strong ties in DC and FL. I go to a T10 and haven't gotten responses from the vast majority of judges I applied to last December.

Is a federal judicial internship impressive no matter where it is, or are they easier to get than people think?

Please post your comments. Thanks.

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Lincoln
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Re: Which of these 1L judicial internships is best?

Postby Lincoln » Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:51 pm

In New York, Supreme Court is the trial court (as opposed to the court of last resort, as it is in most states and the federal system).
Federal trial court > state trial court.

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Re: Which of these 1L judicial internships is best?

Postby ph14 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:53 pm

Where would you rather live for the summer, FL or NY? That's how I would pick. Also keep in mind that you won't be getting paid (although depending on your school you might get some summer funding) so NY may be more expensive than FL.

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Re: Which of these 1L judicial internships is best?

Postby stillwater » Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:56 pm

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Re: Which of these 1L judicial internships is best?

Postby 005618502 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:59 pm

Federal is better. BUT if you go to Columbia or NYU, I would do the one in NY so you dont have a double rent.

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Re: Which of these 1L judicial internships is best?

Postby 09042014 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:10 pm

AssumptionRequired wrote:Federal is better. BUT if you go to Columbia or NYU, I would do the one in NY so you dont have a double rent.


Or sublease. She may actually make money since florida is cheaper.

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Re: Which of these 1L judicial internships is best?

Postby badaboom61 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:26 pm

If you want to practice in either FL or NY, take that job. If you want somewhere else, try to get a job there. Otherwise, take the FL job because it's most "prestigious," although it isn't prestigious enough to make you stand out in any meaningful way.




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