How to handle salary expectation question (for semester time law clerk position)

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How to handle salary expectation question (for semester time law clerk position)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:48 pm

Just interviewed with a plaintiff firm for a law clerk position during the school year. During the interview, one question came up "how much do you expect to get paid." As a law student I didn't want to demand too much so I told the interviewer an hourly rate between $10-15. That said, I expect something around $20/hr to cover my living cost, but that sounds too much. I don't have full-time work experience so I have no idea about this.

Generally, how does a law student handle such questions without being too demanding? Thanks!

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Re: How to handle salary expectation question (for semester time law clerk position)

Postby BasilHallward » Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:40 am

Anonymous User wrote:Just interviewed with a plaintiff firm for a law clerk position during the school year. During the interview, one question came up "how much do you expect to get paid." As a law student I didn't want to demand too much so I told the interviewer an hourly rate between $10-15. That said, I expect something around $20/hr to cover my living cost, but that sounds too much. I don't have full-time work experience so I have no idea about this.

Generally, how does a law student handle such questions without being too demanding? Thanks!


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