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Fragomen Del Rey

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:16 pm

I'm a rising 2L and have an interest in working in Immigration Law. Does Fragomen have a summer associate program? what do they pay? I can't find much info on salary online.

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Re: Fragomen Del Rey

Postby Mad Hatter » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:19 pm

Well there's this...

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&t=196637

Best bet is probably to just email an alum.

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Re: Fragomen Del Rey

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:26 pm

I was a paralegal there recently. 1L summers were paid $25/hour, 2L summers were paid $30/hour. No guaranteed offers at the end of either summer. But they pay ~$140k starting, and the hours are relatively light compared to standard biglaw hours.

Probably closer to what some people would consider midlaw instead of biglaw.

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Re: Fragomen Del Rey

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:34 pm

Friend of mine was a paralegal there for a few years (may still be there), and he told me he really enjoyed it and liked the environment there.

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Re: Fragomen Del Rey

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Friend of mine was a paralegal there for a few years (may still be there), and he told me he really enjoyed it and liked the environment there.


This is completely team dependent. Teams range from 2-8 or so attorneys and 1-10 or so paralegals. You will be assigned to a team according to client, and then in some cases a sub-team according to non-immigrant visa work vs. visa work.

It is a large office, and personalities vary HUGE amounts from team to team. Some of the partners are great, some are miserable screamers.

There are decent enough perks though. Happy hours with food/booze in the office once per month, bagel spreads/dress down days every Friday (though when I was working there, the bagels were awful), and Summer/Christmas parties that are moderately swagged out.

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Re: Fragomen Del Rey

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:57 pm

They're conducting OCI at my school

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Re: Fragomen Del Rey

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:51 am

Anyone know if they accept post-grad law clerks?

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Re: Fragomen Del Rey

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:11 am

Mad Hatter wrote:Well there's this...

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=196637

Best bet is probably to just email an alum.


The only alum at the office I'd like to work at is a partner....Is it normal for a law student to straight up email a partner for information?

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Re: Fragomen Del Rey

Postby justicefishy » Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:04 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Mad Hatter wrote:Well there's this...

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=196637

Best bet is probably to just email an alum.


The only alum at the office I'd like to work at is a partner....Is it normal for a law student to straight up email a partner for information?


Yeah, I've done it quite a few times, even at V10's.

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Re: Fragomen Del Rey

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:59 pm

Typically they don't hire until a few years out but they've been doing some recent grad hiring. Honestly probably the best place to be to do employment-based immigration, even though the hours can be rough depending on your office/team. Still, my understanding is that everyone in immigration notices "Fragomen" on the resume.




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