Sure, its a great opportunity if you can afford not to get paid. But why the hell would you want to do that? Quote from: "V" on January 25, 2007, 11:41:18 AMI thought working for ANY judge was a great summer opportunity?
I thought working for ANY judge was a great summer opportunity?
So after one semester, I'm in the bottom half of my class . Though I don't intend to stay down there, I just wanted to know what would my job opportunities would be if my situation did not improve. I go to a pretty high T2 in the NYC area. And I know big firms are definitely out of the question.
I feel for you, man. I got slammed today getting back a grade. Serious "stuff". My last resort is to show up at some big firm in my suit and try to blend in. Maybe go sit down at someone's desk and hope no one notices. Hell, maybe they'll just start giving me work to do. Follow the crowd, you know? Kramer pulled it off in a Seinfeld episode. I can just see the moment though when they figure out. Some attorney is going to call me into his/her office and try to fire me because my memos are crap and I've run up a $800 tab on Lexis. Hahaha. At least I'll have the last laugh and something to write on my resume. Hope that helps.
Externing for a judge is a great experience. Highly recommend it. If you're concerned about job opportunities in the future with your current grades, your best attack strategy is to, as others have advised, do all things necessary to work on raising your current GPA and in the meanwhile look into working for a judge. I suggest a Federal Judge if you want to go into Biglaw. A judge will not only increase your research and writing skills, but they will also be able to put you in contact with many other employment opportunities. Good luck.