Which is better: 2nd tier journal v. Financial regulator internship during 2L?

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Which is better: 2nd tier journal v. Financial regulator internship during 2L?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun May 24, 2015 7:53 pm

Rising 2L. CCN. Just above median. Thus, little chance at making law review. For the sake of future employment prospects should I, 1) apply for a 2nd tier journal position or should I 2) extend my 1L summer internship at a financial regulator? It would be part-time (maybe 2 days a week), paid, substantive legal work.

Would taking the later and not the former hurt me at OCI? Would not doing any journal hurt my chances of getting a fed. District clerkship someday? (Assume I don't care where).

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Re: Which is better: 2nd tier journal v. Financial regulator internship during 2L?

Postby POTUSorSCOTUS » Sun May 24, 2015 8:09 pm

I would try the write-on over the summer for 2ndary journal only if there is a notable 2ndary that ensures publication of your note - otherwise, it's a waste (unless you really enjoy that stuff)

nothing wrong with doing an externship during the year - also, it won't hurt you during OCI as long as you're interested in Corp and can explain why (and how the internship is related/provides relevant experience)

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Re: Which is better: 2nd tier journal v. Financial regulator internship during 2L?

Postby banjo » Sun May 24, 2015 8:33 pm

You can do both. If you're at CLS there are some pretty chill journals (10-15 hours per semester). Also you won't have to study that much in 2L.

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Re: Which is better: 2nd tier journal v. Financial regulator internship during 2L?

Postby jbagelboy » Wed May 27, 2015 2:27 pm

banjo wrote:You can do both. If you're at CLS there are some pretty chill journals (10-15 hours per semester). Also you won't have to study that much in 2L.


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Re: Which is better: 2nd tier journal v. Financial regulator internship during 2L?

Postby swc65 » Thu May 28, 2015 1:22 pm

Secondary journals usually require one or two days per semester of work. It should not interfere with you internship.




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