Stupid question - free laptop for 2L SA?

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mcs268
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Stupid question - free laptop for 2L SA?

Postby mcs268 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:50 pm

Soo I'm debating on whether or not to buy a new laptop (running a fall 2010 macbook, but trackpad is broken so i can only use touch mode, its heavier than the new models with my law school books, has a cd drive i don't use). but I heard for some 2L SA's they provide you with a laptop. Is this generally true, and would you get to keep it? basically if im potentially getting a free laptop soon, its not worth shelving out the +1K.

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Wholigan
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Re: Stupid question - free laptop for 2L SA?

Postby Wholigan » Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:41 pm

I have never heard of a firm giving summer associates laptops they can keep. At most firms, you will be working at the desktop in your office.

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Re: Stupid question - free laptop for 2L SA?

Postby 5ky » Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:30 pm

My work computer is a laptop. Obviously you wouldn't get to keep it after your SA though.

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Re: Stupid question - free laptop for 2L SA?

Postby ph14 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:16 pm

mcs268 wrote:Soo I'm debating on whether or not to buy a new laptop (running a fall 2010 macbook, but trackpad is broken so i can only use touch mode, its heavier than the new models with my law school books, has a cd drive i don't use). but I heard for some 2L SA's they provide you with a laptop. Is this generally true, and would you get to keep it? basically if im potentially getting a free laptop soon, its not worth shelving out the +1K.


I know of at least law firm that provides summer associates with lap tops that they can take home to do work (though I think it is discouraged). No, you don't get to keep it, it is firm property. You have to return it after the summer.

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Re: Stupid question - free laptop for 2L SA?

Postby mcs268 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:23 pm

Thanks all! looks like im getting a new computer lol.

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Re: Stupid question - free laptop for 2L SA?

Postby patogordo » Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:51 pm

buy a laptop, don't spend $1000




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