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Classes/Clinic for 2L Summer

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:48 pm

2L at t-14. Struck out of OCI. Unless I get a summer job with a potential for future employment, or a paid job, I am considering taking summer courses and doing a clinic for the summer. Is that a horrible idea?
Benefits which I think I will gain:
a) Substance; I think I will learn more in classes, clinic, than in externing for some judge or some fed. organization.
b) Grades; it will not boost my GPA for Fall OCI, but it will boost it for the mass mailing, random job postings posted later.
c) I am thinking of taking a ton of tax classes/business classes during the summer, so maybe I can have a shot at accounting/consulting firms.
d) Well-being; I think spending time in clinic or class would feel more useful than doing some project for someone who is not paying me or plans on hiring me.
a) the obvious one. No summer job... does it look lazy, does it look like no one wanted to hire me, who knows. I would like more opinions. My experience from 1L summer was that people that did school work, whether a clinic or helping a professor, did not suffer in fall recruiting.

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Re: Classes/Clinic for 2L Summer

Postby bk1 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:57 pm

My admittedly uninformed suspicion is that it won't matter since you can list the clinic as part of your work experience (like people who do clinic as their 1L summer job do).

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Re: Classes/Clinic for 2L Summer

Postby 09042014 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:00 pm

I can't imagine this looks anything less than TTT as fuck. You can and should do clinic during the year.

Try to find a real summer job. I don't think all corporations have done their hiring yet. Smalls firms and shit like that.

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Re: Classes/Clinic for 2L Summer

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:06 pm

You can certainly learn a ton in clinics, but I have no idea why you think you'll learn more in classes than interning for a judge or working for, well, almost any legal employer.

I knew a lot of people who did courses (often study abroad) during 1L summer. I don't know anyone who did that 2L summer.

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