worth it to get an internship at this point?

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natalie123
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worth it to get an internship at this point?

Postby natalie123 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:32 pm

i'm going to enter law school in fall of 2010. my letters of rec are good to go, so i don't need an internship for that purpose... but there's a good chance i will be offered an internship at a small law office in the suburbs for this fall and possibly beyond. it is unpaid, but it being a small office i imagine i would get to know the attorneys there very well, possibly leading to lors in the future when it comes time to interview for Real Jobs. also, it being a small office, i imagine i would get to do more than just fetch coffee, etc... though i'm not certain.

would it be worth it to pursue this? i mean, would employers at the oci stage care that i had worked in a law office the year before starting ls, or will that end up being fairly irrelevant? the other alternative is to teach for kaplan, which actually pays something...

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Re: worth it to get an internship at this point?

Postby Mr. Matlock » Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:41 pm

Other than when you get to ls, I would be against anything handing out my services for free. Unless this would be your "dream firm", I'd pass.




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