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Hutz_and_Goodman
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2l summer split?

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:37 pm

Is it realistic to split the summer between firms (one in NYC and one home)? Or is this a bad idea / impossible?

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Re: 2l summer split?

Postby rad lulz » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:45 pm

For most NYC firms probably not, and I would be hesitant to do it (exception: you have a 1L SA that wants like 2 weeks in 2L summer and you do the entirety of the NYC firm program too).

Don't rock the boat; you will look uncommitted

The only markets where splits are the norm are non-FL southern markers.

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Re: 2l summer split?

Postby Uncle.Joe » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:56 pm

I know a bunch of people who have split. Rules regarding this are firm not market specific. Cross that bridge when you get there.

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Re: 2l summer split?

Postby hephaestus » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:00 pm

Also, just because a firm says they allow splitting does not mean they like it. If you really want to do this, some firms allow splits in between offices. For example, Dechert allows a Philly/NY split, and I know they are not the only ones that do that.

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Re: 2l summer split?

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:03 pm

Thanks for the info, particularly about office splitting with the same firm. I will cross that bridge when I come to it, but it is good to know it may be an option.

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Re: 2l summer split?

Postby mephistopheles » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:28 pm

rad lulz wrote:you have a 1L SA that wants like 2 weeks in 2L summer



this happens?

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Re: 2l summer split?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:29 pm

mephistopheles wrote:
rad lulz wrote:you have a 1L SA that wants like 2 weeks in 2L summer



this happens?

Yes. Though the amount of weeks vary (and some firms expressly do not allow their 1L SAs to come back as 2L SAs).

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Re: 2l summer split?

Postby mephistopheles » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
mephistopheles wrote:
rad lulz wrote:you have a 1L SA that wants like 2 weeks in 2L summer



this happens?

Yes. Though the amount of weeks vary (and some firms expressly do not allow their 1L SAs to come back as 2L SAs).



hm, thanks

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Re: 2l summer split?

Postby 005618502 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:46 pm

mephistopheles wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
mephistopheles wrote:
rad lulz wrote:you have a 1L SA that wants like 2 weeks in 2L summer



this happens?

Yes. Though the amount of weeks vary (and some firms expressly do not allow their 1L SAs to come back as 2L SAs).



hm, thanks


A firm I am going to this summer requires me to come back for at least 4 weeks next summer* (I dont think 2 weeks is realistic).

*If they even give me an offer to come back

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Re: 2l summer split?

Postby mephistopheles » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:38 pm

AssumptionRequired wrote:
A firm I am going to this summer requires me to come back for at least 4 weeks next summer* (I dont think 2 weeks is realistic).

*If they even give me an offer to come back



what geographic location / firm type?

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Re: 2l summer split?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:20 pm

Most people I know who successfully split did so in one of the following ways:
(1) Super-elite people who split between two super-elite firms (either DC biglaw and DC boutique or DC biglaw and biglaw in some other market)
(2) People who went back to their 1L firm for 2-4 weeks
(3) People who split between 2 offices of the same firm
(4) People who split between a firm and a nonprofit/government employer
(5) People who split in markets where it's common to split

I don't know a ton of people who did the "I can't decide, so I'll do both firms" split, and I imagine that's probably the path that's most fraught with danger.

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Re: 2l summer split?

Postby rad lulz » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:37 pm

mephistopheles wrote:
AssumptionRequired wrote:
A firm I am going to this summer requires me to come back for at least 4 weeks next summer* (I dont think 2 weeks is realistic).

*If they even give me an offer to come back



what geographic location / firm type?

Sounds like bigtex

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Re: 2l summer split?

Postby mephistopheles » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:42 pm

rad lulz wrote:
mephistopheles wrote:
AssumptionRequired wrote:
A firm I am going to this summer requires me to come back for at least 4 weeks next summer* (I dont think 2 weeks is realistic).

*If they even give me an offer to come back



what geographic location / firm type?

Sounds like bigtex


ah. ty

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Re: 2l summer split?

Postby 005618502 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:42 pm

rad lulz wrote:
mephistopheles wrote:
AssumptionRequired wrote:
A firm I am going to this summer requires me to come back for at least 4 weeks next summer* (I dont think 2 weeks is realistic).

*If they even give me an offer to come back



what geographic location / firm type?

Sounds like bigtex


Sure is




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