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1L at T10 with Q

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:03 pm

I got my first semester grades back and wound up with 3 As and an A-. Over break and before grades I sent out applications and had an interview with a medium sized local firm where I'm from. When I sent out my grades I got an offer back right away with my response due by early February. I also just sent grades to a bunch of other firms I had applied to earlier as well, but haven't heard anything back from them. Should I be looking to go after a larger firm with my grades or should I take the offer I have? I don't know what's reasonable to expect given my grades/the state of 1L firm hiring. Thanks!

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Re: 1L at T10 with Q

Postby kaiser » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:07 pm

I'd give it a week or 2, and see what other firms say. I'm sure you will get at least a bite or two. But honestly, it doesn't matter in the end. 1L summer is just a way to get a bit of experience and to have something to talk about come OCI. And assuming you continue your academic performance, you are going to kill it at OCI regardless. So do whatever makes you happy 1L summer, since you will have your choice of the best firms when you interview later this year.

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Re: 1L at T10 with Q

Postby mvp99 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:12 pm

If the pay is the same, then I would take it right away. Won't make a different during OCI (if you maintain your grades you'll be within the top 5% probably).

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Re: 1L at T10 with Q

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:15 pm

mvp99 wrote:If the pay is the same, then I would take it right away. Won't make a different during OCI (if you maintain your grades you'll be within the top 5% probably).


Pay would be 10k for 10 weeks. That seems lower than at a larger firm, but I don't actually know.

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Re: 1L at T10 with Q

Postby mvp99 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:18 pm

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mvp99 wrote:If the pay is the same, then I would take it right away. Won't make a different during OCI (if you maintain your grades you'll be within the top 5% probably).


Pay would be 10k for 10 weeks. That seems lower than at a larger firm, but I don't actually know.


It is lower.. about a third of what you would earn at a large firm. Give it a few weeks. I think there is a real chance you'll get something better. I think the February deadline is a pressure tactic.

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Re: 1L at T10 with Q

Postby Nebby » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:22 pm

Transfer.

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Re: 1L at T10 with Q

Postby BVest » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:26 pm

mvp99 wrote:I think the February deadline is a pressure tactic.


Or, they're following NALP guidelines for 1L offers.

NALP Guidelines wrote: All offers to first year students for summer employment should remain open for at least two weeks after the date made.

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Re: 1L at T10 with Q

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I got my first semester grades back and wound up with 3 As and an A-. Over break and before grades I sent out applications and had an interview with a medium sized local firm where I'm from. When I sent out my grades I got an offer back right away with my response due by early February. I also just sent grades to a bunch of other firms I had applied to earlier as well, but haven't heard anything back from them. Should I be looking to go after a larger firm with my grades or should I take the offer I have? I don't know what's reasonable to expect given my grades/the state of 1L firm hiring. Thanks!


What is your prior work experience?

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Re: 1L at T10 with Q

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I got my first semester grades back and wound up with 3 As and an A-. Over break and before grades I sent out applications and had an interview with a medium sized local firm where I'm from. When I sent out my grades I got an offer back right away with my response due by early February. I also just sent grades to a bunch of other firms I had applied to earlier as well, but haven't heard anything back from them. Should I be looking to go after a larger firm with my grades or should I take the offer I have? I don't know what's reasonable to expect given my grades/the state of 1L firm hiring. Thanks!


What is your prior work experience?

I was in Teach For America for two years and taught for a third year before coming to law school.

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Re: 1L at T10 with Q

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I got my first semester grades back and wound up with 3 As and an A-. Over break and before grades I sent out applications and had an interview with a medium sized local firm where I'm from. When I sent out my grades I got an offer back right away with my response due by early February. I also just sent grades to a bunch of other firms I had applied to earlier as well, but haven't heard anything back from them. Should I be looking to go after a larger firm with my grades or should I take the offer I have? I don't know what's reasonable to expect given my grades/the state of 1L firm hiring. Thanks!


What is your prior work experience?

I was in Teach For America for two years and taught for a third year before coming to law school.


Congrats on your fantastic grades bro!!

Hopefully I see you in Austin ;)

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Re: 1L at T10 with Q

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:51 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I got my first semester grades back and wound up with 3 As and an A-. Over break and before grades I sent out applications and had an interview with a medium sized local firm where I'm from. When I sent out my grades I got an offer back right away with my response due by early February. I also just sent grades to a bunch of other firms I had applied to earlier as well, but haven't heard anything back from them. Should I be looking to go after a larger firm with my grades or should I take the offer I have? I don't know what's reasonable to expect given my grades/the state of 1L firm hiring. Thanks!


What is your prior work experience?

I was in Teach For America for two years and taught for a third year before coming to law school.


Congrats on your fantastic grades bro!!

Hopefully I see you in Austin ;)

You found me! We'll see. :)




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