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Which is better as a 1L summer job? All pay ~ $20/hour. Ultimate goal is biglaw.

legal intern at the regional office of a fed. financial regulator
6
32%
legal intern at a large public sector union goon through arbitration
0
No votes
legal intern in-house at a major financial institution
13
68%
 
Total votes: 19

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Coprolalia
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which is better as a 1L summer job

Postby Coprolalia » Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:22 pm

Eng goal is big law.

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Re: which is better as a 1L summer job

Postby maxmartin » Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:25 pm

There are not much difference in those three choices. Maybe A sounds slightly better than the other two.

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Re: which is better as a 1L summer job

Postby uvheylaw » Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:28 pm

1Ls: stop these threads. Seriously. If your goal is big law it literally does not matter in the slightest what you do 1L summer as long as it is legal related. I know you want to brag to your 1L friends how prestigious your 1L job is, but you're gonna feel like a real idiot when your Research Assistant friend with top 10% grades just destroys OCI. I know it's hard to believe but it is the absolute truth. If one sounds particularly interesting to you do that one, if you are indifferent pick the one that pays the most

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Re: which is better as a 1L summer job

Postby UnicornHunter » Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:32 pm

Does one pay? Is one in a city you want to work in?

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Re: which is better as a 1L summer job

Postby Coprolalia » Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:37 pm

TheUnicornHunter wrote:Does one pay? Is one in a city you want to work in?


All pay ~ $20 / hour. All are in the same major market city where I want to work. (Well, the in-house one is in a satellite city that would be a long commute).

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Re: which is better as a 1L summer job

Postby UnicornHunter » Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:39 pm

Coprolalia wrote:
TheUnicornHunter wrote:Does one pay? Is one in a city you want to work in?


All pay ~ $20 / hour. All are in the same major market city where I want to work.


Then I'd just go with your gut. I guess the union one sounds like it has less potential to get you good experience than the other two, but it's tough to tell without knowing more. Do what you're interested in seems like a pretty good move here.

Also, nice. $20/hour is not bad for a 1L summer.

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Re: which is better as a 1L summer job

Postby Sirius Blackstone » Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:47 pm

Pick the one that 1. Seems the most fun and 2. gives you the best legal experience. None of these are going to be very different unless one is an office that routinely hires interns and you would want to work there.

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Re: which is better as a 1L summer job

Postby star fox » Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:23 pm

Whichever is most interesting to you.

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Re: which is better as a 1L summer job

Postby Coprolalia » Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:25 pm

Thanks for all your insights (even uvheylaw). I ended up picking choice 1. I think it will be the most relevant and interesting. Best of luck to all the other 1L's still looking for work.




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