Question about estate planning internship

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JDanger007
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Question about estate planning internship

Postby JDanger007 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:30 am

I think that I am very interested in elder law, estate planning, etc. However, I am worried about this as 1L summer internship because of the nature of the work. I get the idea that I wouldnt be doing any legal research or writing for it which obviously is a key skill as a lawyer. Do you think that I should steer clear of this for 1L summer or go for it now if I think that I am interested in the field? Sorry if its in the wrong forum btw.

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Re: Question about estate planning internship

Postby JDanger007 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:50 am

anyone else interested in this area of law?

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Re: Question about estate planning internship

Postby guano » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:55 am

jp238607 wrote:anyone else interested in this area of law?

FYI the most malpractice suits are in estate law

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Re: Question about estate planning internship

Postby JDanger007 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:59 am

ok?

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Re: Question about estate planning internship

Postby Pleasye » Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:06 am

1L summer jobs don't usually lead to actual jobs so IMO it's a great time to explore an area of law that you may be interested in. If you do it this summer and it sucks you can do something different 2L summer. If you like it you can continue to pursue it.

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Re: Question about estate planning internship

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:12 am

Elder law isn't really the same as estate planning, and there is plenty of research in both. No reason not to do it.

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Re: Question about estate planning internship

Postby JDanger007 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:30 pm

Thank you for the responses.

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Re: Question about estate planning internship

Postby iamgeorgebush » Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:36 pm

dude you're gonna get replaced by legal zoom once old people are competent enough to use the internet

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Re: Question about estate planning internship

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:40 pm

I wouldn't worry about the subject matter, but do try to find out whether you'd be doing any substantive research and writing, or whether you'd just be shadowing other people and making copies/fetching coffee. It doesn't really matter what you do 1L summer as long as you can talk about the totally fascinating and substantive legal experience you got in interviews. And its easier to talk about your substantive experience if you got some.




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