Doing Summer Program again - Thoughts?

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Doing Summer Program again - Thoughts?

Postby stupidcool » Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:36 pm

I'll be graduating from law school in December (3.5 year program). Writing NY bar in February and trying to figure out summer plans (received/accepted an offer to join my firm full-time in September 2017).

Thoughts about inquiring with the firm about repeating the summer program (starting in May) and then simply transitioning to full time employment once the program ends? Had a blast last summer and would love to repeat again if possible. Too greedy?

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Re: Doing Summer Program again - Thoughts?

Postby umichman » Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:45 pm

they'll probably say no, but no harm in asking.

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Re: Doing Summer Program again - Thoughts?

Postby BigZuck » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:07 pm

Wait is this a serious question?

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Re: Doing Summer Program again - Thoughts?

Postby BigZuck » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:08 pm

umichman wrote:they'll probably say no, but no harm in asking.

And is this serious? How could there be no harm in asking?

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Re: Doing Summer Program again - Thoughts?

Postby stupidcool » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:13 pm

BigZuck wrote:
umichman wrote:they'll probably say no, but no harm in asking.

And is this serious? How could there be no harm in asking?



Care to elaborate bud?

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Re: Doing Summer Program again - Thoughts?

Postby zot1 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:26 pm

Was the firm program stupid cool?

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Re: Doing Summer Program again - Thoughts?

Postby LaLiLuLeLo » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:28 pm

I, too, would like to get paid an exorbitant amount of money to do no work and party for 10 weeks again.

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Re: Doing Summer Program again - Thoughts?

Postby ArtistOfManliness » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:32 pm

LaLiLuLeLo wrote:I, too, would like to get paid an exorbitant amount of money to do no work and party for 10 weeks again.


Same.

If you're on a chill-enough basis with recruiting to ask, go ahead.

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Re: Doing Summer Program again - Thoughts?

Postby RaceJudicata » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:33 pm

stupidcool wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
umichman wrote:they'll probably say no, but no harm in asking.

And is this serious? How could there be no harm in asking?



Care to elaborate bud?


Its stupid because it shows a complete lack of professionalism to say "hey... i know you are bringing me on full time in September, but do you think I could join the firm for the summer? I'd do no meaningful work and it would only cost you like $40k."

OP - if you want to start up early, ask them to start as an actual associate. Don't ask to redo the summer associate recruiting party for ten weeks.

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Re: Doing Summer Program again - Thoughts?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:40 pm

There is harm in asking, because it's a weird question. It's like if a basketball player who just signed a max deal going team and team - I just signed a contract but could you wine and dine me some more. I'll let you watch me run some laps at practice, and pitch me.

I'm sure the partners on the hiring committee would rather be summers too.
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Re: Doing Summer Program again - Thoughts?

Postby stupidcool » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:49 pm

Fair enough - I tend to agree with you guys (hence my questioning whether it was too greedy). Thought there may have been some room though as 1Ls repeat (and some clerkship students do as well).

That said, best call if I decide to start early would be to go in as a full-time associate.

Appreciate all the answers



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