In-house vs. small firm 2L summer

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In-house vs. small firm 2L summer

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 20, 2014 4:01 pm

Wondering which would be better. In-house there will be no offer and small firm has a very small chance of an offer. Struck out need to chose 2L gig.

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Re: In-house vs. small firm 2L summer

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 20, 2014 4:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Wondering which would be better. In-house there will be no offer and small firm has a very small chance of an offer. Struck out need to chose 2L gig.

Where do you go to school?

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Re: In-house vs. small firm 2L summer

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Wondering which would be better. In-house there will be no offer and small firm has a very small chance of an offer. Struck out need to chose 2L gig.

Where do you go to school?


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Re: In-house vs. small firm 2L summer

Postby Jchance » Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:45 pm

Whats your long term goal? The point of 2L summer is to get a job after graduation. Take the small firm gig.

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Re: In-house vs. small firm 2L summer

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:57 pm

Jchance wrote:Whats your long term goal? The point of 2L summer is to get a job after graduation. Take the small firm gig.


The reason in-house is appealing is because I can try to network with outstide counsel and get 3L OCI. Is that possible?

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Re: In-house vs. small firm 2L summer

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 21, 2014 3:44 pm

1) What is the in-house gig? Some are better than others...
2) What region do you want to end up in? (if it is in the northeast, finance in-house is solid)
3) How small is the firm? (less than 20?)

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Re: In-house vs. small firm 2L summer

Postby AReasonableMan » Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Jchance wrote:Whats your long term goal? The point of 2L summer is to get a job after graduation. Take the small firm gig.


The reason in-house is appealing is because I can try to network with outstide counsel and get 3L OCI. Is that possible?

This is far fetched. Even if you have these opportunities the odds of you networking with a hiring partner are very small. Maybe someone will ask for your resume, but this seems very hard to pull off. Whichever one is a better bet for a post grad offer is the way to go. Big law has to be secondary to getting a job at this point. You're in lotto ticket odds territory. Sorry if this seems somber, but you should plan to get any post grad job now, and keep grades up for 3L OCI. It's such low odds that you shouldn't make job decisions based off of a 3 vs. a 2 percent chance of getting something.




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