importance of 1L internships

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nuseri134
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importance of 1L internships

Postby nuseri134 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:35 am

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hi all, i'm just trying to get a better understanding of how 1L internships work, and more to the point, how they are looked at by firms in 2L OCI. i'm thinking especially of what they mean for students at the t3 or t5 level....how important is it for you to have a 'prestigious' internship in that summer between 1L and 2L? if it is not 'prestigious', will the top firms have a problem with that, even if the internship is 'law related'?

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twenty
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Re: importance of 1L internships

Postby twenty » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:13 am

nuseri134 wrote:how they are looked at by firms


They'll probably be a good place for you to talk about the kind of work you did during OCI.

i'm thinking especially of what they mean for students at the t3 or t5 level


as in chicago and columbia (BUT NOT NYU) or as in chapman and people's college of law?

....how important is it for you to have a 'prestigious' internship in that summer between 1L and 2L?


not very.

if it is not 'prestigious', will the top firms have a problem with that, even if the internship is 'law related'?


not really.

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Re: importance of 1L internships

Postby curry1 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:39 am

twenty wrote:
nuseri134 wrote:how they are looked at by firms


They'll probably be a good place for you to talk about the kind of work you did during OCI.

i'm thinking especially of what they mean for students at the t3 or t5 level


as in chicago and columbia (BUT NOT NYU) or as in chapman and people's college of law?

....how important is it for you to have a 'prestigious' internship in that summer between 1L and 2L?


not very.

if it is not 'prestigious', will the top firms have a problem with that, even if the internship is 'law related'?


not really.


Is there really a difference?

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Re: importance of 1L internships

Postby mjb447 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:42 am

There are lots of 1L internships with "prestigious" employers, but that's not really the same as a "prestigious internship."




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