Is it bad to work at a school clinic over 1L summer?

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Is it bad to work at a school clinic over 1L summer?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:07 pm

It pays $5k and is in a field that I would like to work in after law school. If it wasn't affiliated with my school, I think I wouldn't have any hesitation about taking it, but I feel like it might just look like I failed at getting a 1L job elsewhere.

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Re: Is it bad to work at a school clinic over 1L summer?

Postby bearsfan23 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:It pays $5k and is in a field that I would like to work in after law school. If it wasn't affiliated with my school, I think I wouldn't have any hesitation about taking it, but I feel like it might just look like I failed at getting a 1L job elsewhere.


Do you go to Chicago? If so, the summer Clinic jobs are pretty great and I would absolutely recommend it. I mean, just from looking at the WWW list you can see people who have worked at the Clinic 1L summer have had success in getting BigLaw/other 2L summer jobs

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Re: Is it bad to work at a school clinic over 1L summer?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:57 pm

I go to M. I have friends who are in this clinic now and say it's really great, and I'm sure it would be a good experience, I just don't know anything about how a job like that looks to employers.

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Re: Is it bad to work at a school clinic over 1L summer?

Postby rpupkin » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:59 pm

No one really cares what you do 1L summer. So long as it's something legal, you'll be fine for OCI.

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Re: Is it bad to work at a school clinic over 1L summer?

Postby dsn32 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:01 pm

Ann Arbor in the summertime is the absolute best. Take it and run.

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Re: Is it bad to work at a school clinic over 1L summer?

Postby Nomo » Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:03 pm

Only reason not to is if you want to add ties to another city. For instance, if you're targeting Chicago and you've never lived there, it might help a little bit to work in Chicago this summer. But not much.

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Re: Is it bad to work at a school clinic over 1L summer?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:51 pm

Okay awesome thanks hivemind




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