Poll - Class of 2012 - What Are You Doing This Summer?

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BigLaw SA
19
10%
MidLaw SA/SmallLaw SA
13
7%
Judicial Internship
40
22%
Research Assistant
30
17%
Public Interest Organization
18
10%
Public Defender's Office
2
1%
DA/Prosecutor's Office
13
7%
Gov't Agency
17
9%
Business/ General Counsel/ Other
11
6%
Summer Classes/Study Abroad
18
10%
 
Total votes: 181

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megaTTTron
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Poll - Class of 2012 - What Are You Doing This Summer?

Postby megaTTTron » Tue May 25, 2010 11:13 pm

'cause i'm motherfuckin' curious.

Post a new category and I'll add it.

New categories added, and you can vote more than once (thanks to the mod who fixed it while I was at work).
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Re: Poll - Class of 2012 - What Are You Doing This Summer?

Postby romothesavior » Tue May 25, 2010 11:15 pm

Great thread, mega. I'm very interested to see what people are doing.

It might help for people to post grades/tier as well.

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Re: Poll - Class of 2012 - What Are You Doing This Summer?

Postby OperaSoprano » Thu May 27, 2010 11:59 pm

Where's the category for general public interest? Legal nonprofit FTW-- that's where I am. I started Monday. There should also be categories for studying abroad and taking classes.

My school is known, and anonymity fail ---> no grades, but they were fine, and I was never asked about them for this job. I lucked out and got a public service stipend through a student organization, so I feel extremely lucky, and I'm really enjoying my internship so far. I should add that I'll be taking classes later in the summer.

I'll move this to Forum for Law Students, if that's okay, just so more people see it.

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Re: Poll - Class of 2012 - What Are You Doing This Summer?

Postby sophie316 » Fri May 28, 2010 12:23 am

Yeah legal non profit here too. I'd also add a public defenders category maybe.

ETA: good grades but the job never asked for my transcript so that had nothing to do with it. Stipend from the school. REALLY excited about the job.
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Re: Poll - Class of 2012 - What Are You Doing This Summer?

Postby OperaSoprano » Fri May 28, 2010 12:28 am

sophie316 wrote:Yeah legal non profit here too. I'd also add a public defenders category maybe.


In complete agreement. What is it with everyone and wanting to work for the DA?

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Re: Poll - Class of 2012 - What Are You Doing This Summer?

Postby romothesavior » Fri May 28, 2010 12:35 am

OperaSoprano wrote:
sophie316 wrote:Yeah legal non profit here too. I'd also add a public defenders category maybe.


In complete agreement. What is it with everyone and wanting to work for the DA?


They wanna catch bad guys.

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Re: Poll - Class of 2012 - What Are You Doing This Summer?

Postby ohnowtf » Fri May 28, 2010 12:35 am

small law + 1 summer class. low end t2. haven't received spring grades yet, but fall grades were top 25%.

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Re: Poll - Class of 2012 - What Are You Doing This Summer?

Postby macattaq » Fri May 28, 2010 12:36 am

Public interest org + summer class. Someone's gonna be a busy boy.

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Re: Poll - Class of 2012 - What Are You Doing This Summer?

Postby macattaq » Fri May 28, 2010 12:36 am

romothesavior wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:
sophie316 wrote:Yeah legal non profit here too. I'd also add a public defenders category maybe.


In complete agreement. What is it with everyone and wanting to work for the DA?


They wanna catch bad guys.


Then they should quit while they are ahead and go be cops! :p

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Re: Poll - Class of 2012 - What Are You Doing This Summer?

Postby dood » Fri May 28, 2010 12:37 am

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Re: Poll - Class of 2012 - What Are You Doing This Summer?

Postby OperaSoprano » Fri May 28, 2010 12:38 am

dood wrote:Why didn't somebody think of this earlier? 180 thread.


MegaTTTron's kind of on a roll right now, but yes, I agree.

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Re: Poll - Class of 2012 - What Are You Doing This Summer?

Postby thesealocust » Fri May 28, 2010 12:43 am

edited / never mind
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Re: Poll - Class of 2012 - What Are You Doing This Summer?

Postby enygma » Fri May 28, 2010 12:51 am

where's the snark option for your mom?

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Re: Poll - Class of 2012 - What Are You Doing This Summer?

Postby megaTTTron » Fri May 28, 2010 2:41 am

OperaSoprano wrote:
dood wrote:Why didn't somebody think of this earlier? 180 thread.


MegaTTTron's kind of on a roll right now, but yes, I agree.


Thanks for fixin' up the thread OS. I was at work. Oh no, not my judicial internship. My other, 30 hour a week job as a projectionist in a movie theatre. What a terrible idea this was. Half the week I'm up at an ungodly hour to drive downtown to the federal courthouse. The rest of the week/ weekend I work until 1 and 2 AM. Planning ahead fail.

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Re: Poll - Class of 2012 - What Are You Doing This Summer?

Postby OperaSoprano » Fri May 28, 2010 2:45 am

megaTTTron wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:
dood wrote:Why didn't somebody think of this earlier? 180 thread.


MegaTTTron's kind of on a roll right now, but yes, I agree.


Thanks for fixin' up the thread OS. I was at work. Oh no, not my judicial internship. My other, 30 hour a week job as a projectionist in a movie theatre. What a terrible idea this was. Half the week I'm up at an ungodly hour to drive downtown to the federal courthouse. The rest of the week/ weekend I work until 1 and 2 AM. Planning ahead fail.


Wow, that is seriously a cool job! I hoped you wouldn't mind my alterations in your poll. The brilliant idea was yours.

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Re: Poll - Class of 2012 - What Are You Doing This Summer?

Postby apper123 » Fri May 28, 2010 3:07 am

Working for my state's bar association doing research and writing! Great way to network!

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Re: Poll - Class of 2012 - What Are You Doing This Summer?

Postby prezidentv8 » Fri May 28, 2010 4:22 am

First semester, above median @ Duke, had two realistic offers. One was a federal agency in DC, the other a SF Bay Area judicial internship. Took the judicial internship for cost/location/awesomely cool judge considerations.

Solid thread.

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Re: Poll - Class of 2012 - What Are You Doing This Summer?

Postby 20160810 » Fri May 28, 2010 4:31 am

Research assistant. Like the prof I'm working with, I get paid, and I'm learning an awful lot about legal research. I can't complain.

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Re: Poll - Class of 2012 - What Are You Doing This Summer?

Postby worldtraveler » Fri May 28, 2010 6:36 am

In East Africa with an international NGO. Totally my dream job, but tons and tons of work.

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Re: Poll - Class of 2012 - What Are You Doing This Summer?

Postby BobSacamano » Fri May 28, 2010 7:03 am

SoftBoiledLife wrote:Research assistant. Like the prof I'm working with, I get paid, and I'm learning an awful lot about legal research. I can't complain.

Same here. I've learned more about Lexis and Westlaw in a week than I did all year. Plus I don't have to wear a suit every day.

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Re: Poll - Class of 2012 - What Are You Doing This Summer?

Postby OperaSoprano » Fri May 28, 2010 8:55 am

Also should note that you can now revote and choose up to three options, so if you are splitting, please so indicate!

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Re: Poll - Class of 2012 - What Are You Doing This Summer?

Postby 20160810 » Fri May 28, 2010 1:42 pm

BobSacamano wrote:
SoftBoiledLife wrote:Research assistant. Like the prof I'm working with, I get paid, and I'm learning an awful lot about legal research. I can't complain.

Same here. I've learned more about Lexis and Westlaw in a week than I did all year. Plus I don't have to wear a suit every day.

Yep. Can't beat a job that lets you work from home and in sweats. RAing ftw.

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Re: Poll - Class of 2012 - What Are You Doing This Summer?

Postby Grizz » Fri May 28, 2010 1:46 pm

worldtraveler wrote:In East Africa with an international NGO. Totally my dream job, but tons and tons of work.

That's pretty sweet.

This thread is of interest to me.

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Re: Poll - Class of 2012 - What Are You Doing This Summer?

Postby Drake014 » Fri May 28, 2010 1:51 pm

Working for an internet legal and insurance advice company. I spend a lot of time researching stuff and writing about it in easy to understand terms. It pays, its legally related, everyone is really cool, and they let me work from home a lot of the time so I can't complain.

Edit: I'm a 1L by the way.
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Re: Poll - Class of 2012 - What Are You Doing This Summer?

Postby neimanmarxist » Fri May 28, 2010 1:53 pm

this is a great thread thanks for putting it up. Can people specify whether their work is paid/unpaid? Some have, but do people get paid firm jobs after their 1L year or is that strictly a 2L thing? tyia




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