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negotiating law clerk summer salary

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:38 am

I live in a flyover state in a smaller city. What salary can I expect from the following types of firms for a 2L summer law clerk position: solo, 3 attorney firm, 10 attorney firm, 50 attorney firm.

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Re: negotiating law clerk summer salary

Postby PvblivsScipio » Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:36 pm

FWIW I got $17 in LA at a 3 attorney firm.
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Re: negotiating law clerk summer salary

Postby lawschoolftw » Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I live in a flyover state in a smaller city. What salary can I expect from the following types of firms for a 2L summer law clerk position: solo, 3 attorney firm, 10 attorney firm, 50 attorney firm.


These questions are truly unanswerable with any real certainty. It will vary widely from firm to firm, even with a particular market.

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Re: negotiating law clerk summer salary

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:46 pm

PvblivsScipio wrote:FWIW I got $12 in LA at a 3 attorney firm.


Thanks. Most of my offers have been around 12, as low as 10, and high as 15 so sounds about right.

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Re: negotiating law clerk summer salary

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:56 pm

I got 1,200 a week for a 15-20 person firm in a New England state

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Re: negotiating law clerk summer salary

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:01 pm

FWIW, last summer I got $15/hr from a solo practitioner in Beverly Hills as a 1L. I think you can definitely do better than $10-12/hour if you're a decent negotiator.

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Re: negotiating law clerk summer salary

Postby Maxd3316 » Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:36 pm

New England (not Boston) city, 25 attorneys was $25/hr this past summer, fwiw

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Re: negotiating law clerk summer salary

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:59 am

Mid-sized city in plains state (think Des Moines) 50ish attorneys - around $35/hr

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Re: negotiating law clerk summer salary

Postby transferror » Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:08 pm

lawschoolftw wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I live in a flyover state in a smaller city. What salary can I expect from the following types of firms for a 2L summer law clerk position: solo, 3 attorney firm, 10 attorney firm, 50 attorney firm.


These questions are truly unanswerable with any real certainty. It will vary widely from firm to firm, even with a particular market.




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