Anonymous User wrote:On the up side, recruiting person said I was asked by name (from someone I havent worked with yet but works with other supervisors I've had) to take on a new project.
On the down side, this is project number 8 (although I think only 4 are really active on any given day). Sigh, looks like another 8:30 - 7:30 day (if I'm lucky).
If you have too much work, don't take on new projects. There's nothing wrong with telling the recruiting person (or whomever) that you've got a full plate at the moment.
No one is going to think less of a summer who turns down work. In fact, the real risk here is accepting too much work and subsequently compromising your work product to the point that someone actually bothers to argue that you should be no-offered.
And if you're trying to take on as much work as possible so that you can impress the maximum number of people at your firm, keep in mind that most of these attorneys won't remember the work you did 18 months from now, when you start as an actual associate. Taking on too much work when you're a summer is pretty much all downside.