Summer after 1L...what should I do?

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sbl274
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Summer after 1L...what should I do?

Postby sbl274 » Thu May 17, 2012 8:10 am

Headed to T-14 in the fall. How important is it that I get a summer associate job during the summer after 1L? I ask because I have the opportunity to come back next summer (after my 1L) and make about 50K in three months in a totally unrelated job. Obviously, I don't want to jeopardize my long-term future for seasonal work...hopefully I have a choice between an SA position and the job. Any advice?

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tedalbany
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Re: Summer after 1L...what should I do?

Postby tedalbany » Thu May 17, 2012 8:32 am

You aren't expected to get an SA after 1L, but you are expected to do something legal.
(An SA probably won't be an option ... you'll likely be choosing between a judge/non-profit/gov't and your job offer ... I'd still play it safe and go with something legal)

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Re: Summer after 1L...what should I do?

Postby ran12 » Thu May 17, 2012 1:11 pm

If you have a shot at 50k for the summer take that and get a research assistant position with a professor. You can prob do most of the work on weekends and do it remotely.

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Re: Summer after 1L...what should I do?

Postby yngblkgifted » Thu May 17, 2012 1:25 pm

If you can make 50K in one summer, why the hell are you going to law school?

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Re: Summer after 1L...what should I do?

Postby top30man » Thu May 17, 2012 1:29 pm

yngblkgifted wrote:If you can make 50K in one summer, why the hell are you going to law school?

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Re: Summer after 1L...what should I do?

Postby Kronk » Thu May 17, 2012 1:32 pm

top30man wrote:
yngblkgifted wrote:If you can make 50K in one summer, why the hell are you going to law school?

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Re: Summer after 1L...what should I do?

Postby SilverE2 » Thu May 17, 2012 1:41 pm

Kronk wrote:
top30man wrote:
yngblkgifted wrote:If you can make 50K in one summer, why the hell are you going to law school?

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Re: Summer after 1L...what should I do?

Postby sbl274 » Thu May 17, 2012 2:24 pm

It's a seasonal position...and it's not something I enjoy doing...

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Re: Summer after 1L...what should I do?

Postby ran12 » Thu May 17, 2012 2:43 pm

sbl274 wrote:It's a seasonal position...and it's not something I enjoy doing...


Is it like stripping or something like that

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Re: Summer after 1L...what should I do?

Postby hurldes » Thu May 17, 2012 3:04 pm

summer sales?




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