Clinic v. Concentration

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Should I do the tax clinic, transactional clinic or the compliance concentration?

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megamega88

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Clinic v. Concentration

Postby megamega88 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:46 pm

I am a rising 3L. I am thinking of doing a concentration or two clinics. I want to do a compliance concentration but I also want to do a transactional clinic at my school and also a tax clinic. I cannot do all three at the same time. Is a concentration better or clinics better? In my transactional clinic, we do some compliance work.

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Re: Clinic v. Concentration

Postby EncyclopediaOrange » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:17 pm

Could you just do the clinics and then take compliance related classes?

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Re: Clinic v. Concentration

Postby megamega88 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:23 pm

I couldnt get into the transactional clinic for next semester and they told me to apply again. I don't know if I should do two clinics for my last semester of law school in case I dont get an offer in the summer.

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Re: Clinic v. Concentration

Postby jingosaur » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:27 pm

What are your career goals? What are you doing this summer? Do you still care about grades? Is academic experience more important to you than limiting your workload?

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Re: Clinic v. Concentration

Postby megamega88 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:31 pm

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Re: Clinic v. Concentration

Postby jingosaur » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:53 pm

Hrm, I'm not sure how much the tax clinic would help you if that's not within your career goals. And I don't know how much a compliance certificate matters in helping you find a job. I'm doing a transactional law clinic this semester and I've learned a lot from doing it, but the clients you will get are very hit or miss and it's more a training in how to communicate with clients than it is about anything else.

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Re: Clinic v. Concentration

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:14 pm

Clinics are a lot of work; I wouldn't do two different ones at the same time. And frankly if you end up without an offer you're better off networking/focusing on internships than taking specific classes, whereas if you get an offer it won't likely matter what you take.



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