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umichman wrote:To rip off the other SA thread, can people who worked in-house during their 1l summer describe their daily life/experience?
Worked in house at a F500 oil & gas company. It had a smaller legal department so I got assignments from several different groups. This was beneficial because I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to gain exposure to various practice areas/legal tasks.
The culture of the company was relatively laid back in comparison to the firm I simmered with. They didnt care about the deadline as much as doing thorough, good work (but it may be different elsewhere depending on the company and type of work).
Got a mix of projects where I had to research employment issues, oil & gas contracts, some corporate and securities work (researching new rules/statutes post Dodd Frank & JOBS Act), and various research tasks related to litigation.
Some of the most helpful things I learned related to getting the "big picture." A lot of times at a firm you focus on the nitty, gritty details, but in-house sometimes you can learn more about the business and risk considerations that go into many decisions.
Best of luck!
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