crescentstars wrote:Hey all - I know this is really premature (I'm a 0L), but I'd like to keep this on my radar in case I do pursue it: I'm curious if anyone here has done/is planning to do the Harvard-Boalt exchange during 3L? There are some professors/programs that I'm interested in at Berkeley, but I'd like to know more about the program re: how competitive it is, the possible drawbacks of not spending 3L on campus, and how favorably/unfavorably participation might be looked on by employers. Would appreciate any input!
I knew two people who did it, but I can't speak from personal experience. It's not competitive as far as I know — not many want to do it — and I don't think employers care. It would be easier to do SF-area interviews, though, if you're looking for non-biglaw in the Bay Area. You may not be able to do certain activities (notably, I think, a journal) if you're gone during 3L, but that's about it.
The two people I knew who did it did 2L summer in the Bay Area and didn't want to go back to Cambridge. If you have a more real reason to go, then all the better.