Go to same firm for 1L and 2L SA?

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If you can pick 1L and 2L SA firms, Do you want to

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actexas
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Go to same firm for 1L and 2L SA?

Postby actexas » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:46 am

If you got 1L SA offers from two BigLaws, you said sorry to one of them and they said hoping to have you for 2L SA.
My questions were:
1. Do big law firms normally have same program for 1L and 2L SAs, so that they do NOT really want/need someone for two summers for a full time associate offer?
2. Do you try hard to stay in same firm for both 1L and 2L or better with different firms?
Thanks

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megagnarley
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Re: Go to same firm for 1L and 2L SA?

Postby megagnarley » Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:59 pm

Try to split your second summer--although this may (speaking from experience) hurt you at OCI.

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Actus Reus
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Re: Go to same firm for 1L and 2L SA?

Postby Actus Reus » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:54 pm

Can you ask the first firm to do 4 weeks at the end of the summer? My firm typically allows this for 1L students.

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Re: Go to same firm for 1L and 2L SA?

Postby SplitMyPants » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:13 pm

megagnarley wrote:Try to split your second summer--although this may (speaking from experience) hurt you at OCI.


Could you elaborate on why this would hurt you for OCI?

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Re: Go to same firm for 1L and 2L SA?

Postby Actus Reus » Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:53 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:
megagnarley wrote:Try to split your second summer--although this may (speaking from experience) hurt you at OCI.


Could you elaborate on why this would hurt you for OCI?


Firms want you 100% committed to them. Splitting means your not




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