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I grew up in a state with no legal markets to speak of. It's not a place where many law students want to go and the market for new lawyers tops out in the 60-70 range. Some of the firms do have summer programs, however, and hire both 1Ls and 2Ls. I don't want to move back there after LS, but I was thinking I might be an attractive candidate to these firms as they mainly pull T2/TTT grads.
2L summer and after school, I hope to practice in the same state where I go to school. Would firms in the state in which I want practice after LS get turned off if I went out of town my 1L summer? Given that firms are hiring clerks with an eye toward hiring them permanently in the future, is it a dick thing to go for a position someone else is trying to get for after school? What would I do about getting a reference from them for interviews for 2L summer?
Appreciate any advice. Thanks.
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That being said, it is by no means determinative. I go to school in LA, spent my summer 1L summer in NYC, and have my 2L SA in DC (but I went to UG there and have ties).
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The few people at BU with top grades who wanted Boston SA positions and didn't get them seemed to have the same characteristics: didn't grow up/go to undergrad in Boston, worked in their home state for 1L year. In some markets, like Boston, employers want to know that you're in Boston for the long haul and not just going to work for a few years and jump ship. If you're in a market like this, just stay in it your 1L year or you may regret it.
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This. And more specifically, what school you go to.Blindmelon wrote:Depends on what market your school is in.
Not necessarily this.warumnicht wrote:Because you want to practice in the state where you go to school, you already have strong ties to the area, so it doesn't matter where you spend your 1L summer.
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