Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:Given that it seems 1L summer associate work is so rare:
1. What differentiates the people who do get it? Would you get first semester grades in time for it to matter?
2. What's the next best thing to aim for, assuming you don't get it?
Biggest difference I saw between people who got 1L SA's this year and people who didn't is that the people who got 1L SA's had a solid home market, got their apps out the door on December 1st, and sent a lot of apps. Also, they were all above median
For 2., anything that is legal that pays. On the other hand, OGI is a lot aout signaling, so if you want a market you don't have ties to, try to work there for 1L summer, or flesh out your resume in whatever field you like.