Summer Work Pay

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Kobe_Teeth
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Summer Work Pay

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:44 pm

During your summers, how much money can you expect to make? I know SA positions get up to 3000 a week but what do RA's get? What does a smaller firm position pull in? As I budget for my summers, what can I expect?

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im_blue
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Re: Summer Work Pay

Postby im_blue » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:09 pm

I think SA salary is pro-rated to the annual salary, so that's why biglaw pays $160k/50 = $3000/week. You can probably estimate smaller firm SAs with that rule of thumb.

Kobe_Teeth
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Re: Summer Work Pay

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:11 pm

And summer work is more common (and usually expected) for the 2L and 3L summers?

umichgrad
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Re: Summer Work Pay

Postby umichgrad » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:47 pm

If you're not at a T-10 or so, you can expect no pay your first summer. If you get paid, awesome, but don't expect it.




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