Getting Paid for 1L summer

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kalvano
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Re: Getting Paid for 1L summer

Postby kalvano » Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:36 am

Desert Fox wrote:
kalvano wrote:
BlueLotus wrote:
kalvano wrote:Law firms have to pay people that work there.


i've def seen symplicity postings for "volunteer" positions at for-profit firms, ugh. :? a buddy of mine worked at an immigration boutique firm for free her 1L summer.


They aren't supposed to but since when has that stopped anyone?


Technically, a for-profit could follow the six criteria that the DOL sets out and have an unpaid intern.


Technically I have a shot with Joselyn Cano...

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Re: Getting Paid for 1L summer

Postby Black Hat » Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:02 am

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Re: Getting Paid for 1L summer

Postby Black Hat » Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:04 am

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Re: Getting Paid for 1L summer

Postby Danger Zone » Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:07 am

BlueLotus wrote:
kalvano wrote:
BlueLotus wrote:
kalvano wrote:Law firms have to pay people that work there.


i've def seen symplicity postings for "volunteer" positions at for-profit firms, ugh. :? a buddy of mine worked at an immigration boutique firm for free her 1L summer.


They aren't supposed to but since when has that stopped anyone?


yeah, i'm kinda disgusted my law school would give such firms a platform.

Don't you go to the one that got all that lovely publicity for the $10k /yr entry level attorney Symplicity posting?

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Re: Getting Paid for 1L summer

Postby BlueLotus » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:11 am

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Ugh, yes. I even approached the Dean of Career Services about it and instead of apologizing for the gaffe, her response was--"Our role is to make students aware as many opportunities as possible". :roll:

F*ckin' sh*tboomers. That has to be some sort of labor violation, though I confess I don't know much about that area of the law.




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