addie1412 wrote: UVA2B wrote:
addie1412 wrote:Accepted an offer with a firm that has a fairly short (6 week) SA program. Does anyone know if it's frowned upon to only work for half a summer? And, if so, does anyone know of any types of legal positions (PI, gov, etc) that would start in July or have flexible dates? Seems like everything I'm coming across starts in May
See if you can get an RA position with a professor for the rest of the summer. That'll be the easiest to get and easiest to manage with your SA.
Thanks! I'll take a look at my school's site for openings. Do you think the 6 vs 8 week thing is likely to come up/be an issue at OCI if I were unable to secure anything else?
Not at all. SAs can vary depending on the firm, and it's a pretty simple answer when you explain that is their program. The entire point of the 1L summer is to get substantive experience, and you'll get that with the SA and an RA if you choose to take one on.
Keep in mind OCI is basically a 20 minute conversation where the person interviewing you wants things they can easily ask about. Your SA will give that. If you do some RA work, that won't hurt. And depending on the rest of your credentials, that should be enough to get you the CB stage. Be ready for the same, superficially interesting conversations over and over and over again. If you sell your interest in them and/or their firm, you'll find success.