Do biglaw firms care if you work during the school year?

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Do biglaw firms care if you work during the school year?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:25 am

2L here that is going to be working at a big firm this summer. I'm interested in potentially being a Westlaw or Lexis rep to make some spending money, but I was wondering if firms would care about this. Should I ask mine or is it safe to assume they wouldn't (or would) care?

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Re: Do biglaw firms care if you work during the school year?

Postby shmoo597 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:07 am

they are 100% going to look down on this. would not do.

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Re: Do biglaw firms care if you work during the school year?

Postby BearLaw » Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:28 am

Anonymous User wrote:they are 100% going to look down on this. would not do.


Dude, dont be a jackass, and if you insist on it, dont do it with the Anonymous feature. The trolling on this site used to be at least amusing, now its downright pathetic.

OP, tons of people with BigLaw offers are reps, dont worry about it. They a)will not care, and b) will not care.

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Re: Do biglaw firms care if you work during the school year?

Postby Patent2014 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:49 am

FWIW, I know someone who got a really nice biglaw SA for 2L and mentioned that the partner that gave her the offer indicated that one thing they found especially attractive about her as a candidate was that she was a lexis rep (and thereby very familiar with their tools).
So to say that all firms look down on a lexis rep is pretty stupid and narrow minded. At most they would find it neutral, but assuming the same grades between someone who was a rep vs. someone who was not a rep, what firm wouldn't favor the rep??

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Re: Do biglaw firms care if you work during the school year?

Postby racheltessa » Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:13 pm

OP- you can mention it to the recruiting department if you want, unlikely the firm will care, or hold it against you. I think most people understand that students want to do anything they can to make a little money while still in law school, even prior to the SA summer. Good for you for taking the initiative.

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Re: Do biglaw firms care if you work during the school year?

Postby jarofsoup » Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:15 pm

Only thing is make sure that you do not incur conflicts and if you do disclose them to your firm when you return.

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Re: Do biglaw firms care if you work during the school year?

Postby Mal Reynolds » Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:16 pm

They won't care at all.

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Re: Do biglaw firms care if you work during the school year?

Postby mvp99 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:17 pm

do they care if you volunteer at a public interest firm 1 month after SA ?

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Re: Do biglaw firms care if you work during the school year?

Postby racheltessa » Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:02 pm

mvp99 wrote:do they care if you volunteer at a public interest firm 1 month after SA ?


You will need to disclose this to the firm in case a conflict arises.

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Re: Do biglaw firms care if you work during the school year?

Postby Desert Fox » Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:13 pm

Patent2014 wrote:FWIW, I know someone who got a really nice biglaw SA for 2L and mentioned that the partner that gave her the offer indicated that one thing they found especially attractive about her as a candidate was that she was a lexis rep (and thereby very familiar with their tools).
So to say that all firms look down on a lexis rep is pretty stupid and narrow minded. At most they would find it neutral, but assuming the same grades between someone who was a rep vs. someone who was not a rep, what firm wouldn't favor the rep??


Flame

I doubt any partner even knows what lexis is.




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