interning during 1L?

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ganja
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interning during 1L?

Postby ganja » Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:30 pm

So I have the opportunity to intern at a family friends firm my 1L year but I'm thinking it may be too much on my plate to get used to the pace of law school and also intern on the side. But, I'm wondering if it will give me any sort of substantial resume boost conpared to my peers. Thoughts?

odoylerulez
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Re: interning during 1L?

Postby odoylerulez » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:20 pm

Wouldn't recommend it.

First, you probably won't know enough to be all that productive anyway.

Second, grades mean everything. This holds the most true for 1L grades. You're going to need the time. 1L is a rat race, a race in which nobody wins, but what generally matters is just how far you get.


Try to save that option for later if OCI doesn't work out.

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Nova
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Re: interning during 1L?

Postby Nova » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:24 pm

Not worth it

Focus on grades

ganja
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Re: interning during 1L?

Postby ganja » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:26 pm

odoylerulez wrote:Wouldn't recommend it.

First, you probably won't know enough to be all that productive anyway.

Second, grades mean everything. This holds the most true for 1L grades. You're going to need the time. 1L is a rat race, a race in which nobody wins, but what generally matters is just how far you get.


Try to save that option for later if OCI doesn't work out.

True. I'll probably revisit the idea summer of 1L as an internship if anything

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Re: interning during 1L?

Postby stillwater » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:26 pm

Nova wrote:Not worth it

Focus on grades

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Re: interning during 1L?

Postby Dogg » Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:27 am

ganja wrote:So I have the opportunity to intern at a family friends firm my 1L year but I'm thinking it may be too much on my plate to get used to the pace of law school and also intern on the side. But, I'm wondering if it will give me any sort of substantial resume boost conpared to my peers. Thoughts?


cause interning after 1L year is too mainstream

focus on grades, they're the best resume boost




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