cranberry wrote:do any of you take advantage of the discount uchicago students get at at&t? i put my email address in and it said i qualify: http://www.wireless.att.com/businesscenter/premier/
how much do you save?
verizon user, so can't be much help on this front
hiromoto45 wrote:How do 1Ls find summer employment (law firm, RA, paid)? I heard there are restrictions on 1l employment and that we can't speak to career services as 1Ls. Is this true?
Career services can (and will) work with you after November 1st. They'll help you with your resume/cover letter and provide some (generic) advice in a one-on-one session prior to the real start of the 1L job search.
I have mixed feelings about the law firm search for 1L summer. You can put a lot of work into figuring out which firms say they're "hiring" 1L's (NALP has this info, but I strongly suspect a lot of firms just say on their NALP forms that they're hiring 1L's to try to maintain an image of strength), then doing the mail-merge thing and putting together packets to mail to a bunch of different firms. If you catch a bite, great. If not, it would have been better to do a little work early on finding good government jobs (some of which pay) or solid public interest gigs. Looking at the data from last summer (we don't have the "Who Worked Where" for this summer yet), even the people on Law Review didn't work at firms at anything close to a rate that would make you think it's a "likely" option. The odds on finding something that pays well are just not very good. The biggest firms in Chicago are either not hiring or hiring minuscule numbers of 1L's.
That said, the school will fund you for public interest work (see here for details: http://www.law.uchicago.edu/financialaid/summerfunding) and that can be a great experience. If you can survive without summer funding (the public interest fellowship can't be used for judges), judicial in-/ex-ternships are also good for the resume. We have quite a few 1L's working with really good judges.
RA jobs don't really get posted until March-ish, and that's a pretty painless job "search," as it mostly just involves e-mailing a resume to a professor you want to work with.
Career services gives helpful presentations (in November) that cover the spectrum of the 1L job search. One is geared toward law firm job searches. A second is geared toward public interest. The last one covers RA'ing/judicial internships/jobs at the law school's clinic.