Clerkship in my 1L to secure a SA for the 2L

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whatsEwingdoing
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Clerkship in my 1L to secure a SA for the 2L

Postby whatsEwingdoing » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:19 am

I'm attending Pitt Law in the fall. As of right now, I'm volunteering for a man that is running for Court of Common Pleas in the upcoming election cycle. If he wins (he's polling 4th and 4 are chosen), then I am expecting to secure a judicial clerkship with him for my 1L summer. My question, does the judicial clerkship I anticipate receiving during my 1L make me much more appealing to big law firms in Pittsburgh for my 2L, or should I pursue another avenue to secure the coveted 2L summer associate gig? Thank you all!

rad lulz
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Re: Clerkship in my 1L to secure a SA for the 2L

Postby rad lulz » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:25 am

"judicial internship"

Also big firms don't really care what you do 1L summer as long as it's legal

whatsEwingdoing
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Re: Clerkship in my 1L to secure a SA for the 2L

Postby whatsEwingdoing » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:29 am

rad lulz wrote:"judicial internship"

Also big firms don't really care what you do 1L summer as long as it's legal



Sorry, "Judicial internship," im still a greenhorn in the sea of legal language.

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Re: Clerkship in my 1L to secure a SA for the 2L

Postby gregfootball2001 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:23 pm

whatsEwingdoing wrote:
rad lulz wrote:"judicial internship"

Also big firms don't really care what you do 1L summer as long as it's legal



Sorry, "Judicial internship," im still a greenhorn in the sea of legal language.


Clerking = paid, prestigious, impressive work done after you graduate.
Interning = unpaid bitches for the clerks.

As to your question - it's certainly not a bad thing. But it's not an 'in' to a 2L SA. You could RA for a prof, or work in public interest, or any number of things - they'd be the same in terms of helping you get a 2L SA. Do something legal and get amazing grades.

The only 'in' is doing a 1L SA with a firm, and doing well.

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Re: Clerkship in my 1L to secure a SA for the 2L

Postby whatsEwingdoing » Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:44 am

Alright thank you for the advice. Grades are vital. Understood.




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