Anonymous User wrote:mtrrw wrote:Hey everyone,
NYC here. Extremely excited for the summer but kinda worrying about housing. Any other NYC people have luck yet?
Got into NY but a little confused on whether or not I should accept the offer. I want to end up in D.C. long-term, and I want to do DOJ work, maybe in antitrust or ENRD. Also super interested in clerking.
Should I accept? It's exploding, so I only have until 6 pm to decide.
Also, for NY, do they actually give you decent options for housing?
IMO you should take it. I dont feel that where you intern as a 0L has much to do with where you end up 3 years from now. You are going to network with people who have expansive networks themselves. Surely you will encounter people that have ties to where you want to be later in life. Also, firms have multiple locations and you could be placed at a firm that also has a D.C. office. I think you're looking at SEO a little narrowly. I don't view it as 0L internship>job with same exact firm every summer>job with exact firm after graduation. I view it as 0L internship>skills, networks, insight on how to better market myself to land what I want> good opportunities and OPTIONS for summer employment> using existing networks to land job post grad. That can take you very far! I would say it'd be crazy to turn down SEO unless you are currently employed somewhere that will give you very similar networking + skills building opportunities (with people in this field...) or you have personal life commitments (a family maybe) that require you to stay put until school. My $0.02. Let us know what you decide!
Oh- and for the housing, you can already look at the list on their website.
Edited to add that though you want to work government keep in mind that some big law assoc also go into government or are coming out of government. Don't think that the only people you will meet are big law partners that know absolutely 0 people working in govt.