6-8 here including lectures. The simulated MBE went well so I'm doing something right on that end (famous last words). Essays? Not so much.
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I am a 1L ... The firm says that they've never had a 1L who wasn't invited to work again the next summer ... do you think they'll ... invite you back?
i got my position mostly because of knowing the "right" people, so to speak. i have a background in pro sports, and networking with people i had met along the way afforded me a hookup with my current company.
as far as i am concerned, i am positive that the lack of pay will be well worth the experience/networking opportunities. you just can't get an idea of what this field is like until you're dealing with the in's/out's on a daily basis; that being said, i love it so far.
the company that i work for actually runs a sports representation firm and a 'traditional' general practice law firm. we have two interns here in this office: i lean more toward the sports end and the other intern handles more of the legal work. the other intern is actually completing an externship right now after finishing his 3L. i believe one of the attorneys here is from the same school, so i'm assuming that's how the other intern got in.
as far as tips go, i'd recommend tracking down school alumni that are involved in sports in some manner, along with blanketing firms that do any type of sports work. i know that my recommendation isn't exactly ground-breaking, but it's the truth.. i guess there's just a decent amount of luck involved in getting into this business. and once you're there, work hard. yesterday my boss asked if i would be interested in working part-time (paid) during this coming fall semester as a 2L. i can't pass it up.
« on: July 07, 2006, 12:51:44 PM »
it will come down to the interest rate. federal PLUS loans are locked around 8.5% i think, while most private loans fluctuate.
as a side note, does anyone know how long the deferment period is after graduation? i think with my private loans from this past year, i have 6 months after graduation to find a job and get settled before i have to start paying.
« on: July 06, 2006, 07:48:06 PM »
i stuck to a system of high-tailing it to the library immediately after my last class for the day, and doing all of my reading/briefing/outlining until i was finished for the night, at which point i went home and fell asleep. it sucked during the week, but for the most part my weekends were wide open once i was finished on friday. i could use my spare weekend time to review anything i felt needed the extra look, though i spent most of it relaxing.
regarding "studying," in the usual sense of the word, i didn't do much of that until about a month before finals. my library time during the semester was spent doing the assigned readings and briefing the cases involved. writing assignments were what jumbled my schedule a little, but nothing overbearing.
hope that ramble helps a little.
i work 11-4, non-paid, at a sports representation firm. i "check in" with clients, do some work with endorsements/marketing, attend camps trying to find the next diamond-in-the-rough, and look for possible loopholes when our clients (inevitably) get themselves into legal trouble.
« on: June 26, 2006, 11:35:13 AM »
the firm i'm working for takes proactive steps in finding and setting up 'temp' housing for summer associates; is this sort of thing in the minority?