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What was your very first practice LSAT score?

140 or Below
 2 (3%)
141-150
 12 (18.2%)
151-160
 28 (42.4%)
161-170
 20 (30.3%)
171 or Above
 4 (6.1%)

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Author Topic: So, how did the job search go 1L's?  (Read 6922 times)

lawchick09

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Re: So, how did the job search go 1L's?
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2007, 01:46:44 PM »
well i can't vote since my job isn't an option, but i got a position working as a law clerk for a corporation's legal department. It doesn't pay $2600/week but I still pull in a decent amount of $ so I'm happy. In fact, in my school, a lot of 1L's were able to find jobs, paying ones at that. It's all about putting the work into the job hunt.

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Re: So, how did the job search go 1L's?
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2007, 01:41:55 AM »
well i can't vote since my job isn't an option, but i got a position working as a law clerk for a corporation's legal department. It doesn't pay $2600/week but I still pull in a decent amount of $ so I'm happy. In fact, in my school, a lot of 1L's were able to find jobs, paying ones at that. It's all about putting the work into the job hunt.

To be fair, my job doesn't pay $2600. The salary got recently got raised thanks to NYC.  :D

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Re: So, how did the job search go 1L's?
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2007, 06:11:48 PM »
well i can't vote since my job isn't an option, but i got a position working as a law clerk for a corporation's legal department. It doesn't pay $2600/week but I still pull in a decent amount of $ so I'm happy. In fact, in my school, a lot of 1L's were able to find jobs, paying ones at that. It's all about putting the work into the job hunt.

To be fair, my job doesn't pay $2600. The salary got recently got raised thanks to NYC.  :D

 :'( LUCKY!!!

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Re: So, how did the job search go 1L's?
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2007, 09:16:49 PM »
well i can't vote since my job isn't an option, but i got a position working as a law clerk for a corporation's legal department. It doesn't pay $2600/week but I still pull in a decent amount of $ so I'm happy. In fact, in my school, a lot of 1L's were able to find jobs, paying ones at that. It's all about putting the work into the job hunt.

To be fair, my job doesn't pay $2600. The salary got recently got raised thanks to NYC.  :D

 :'( LUCKY!!!

I know. I was pretty shocked. They e-mailed me and said "congratulations" as if I did anything to deserve praise! Whatever, I was thrilled.

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Re: So, how did the job search go 1L's?
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2007, 08:59:56 AM »
its still going

Ouch. Any backup plans?

I recommend scotch as a backup plan.
pudding is delightful

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Re: So, how did the job search go 1L's?
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2007, 03:13:41 PM »
so what do u guys recommend. a bank/gas station for 10 bucks an hour or summer school
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Re: So, how did the job search go 1L's?
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2007, 06:55:13 PM »
so what do u guys recommend. a bank/gas station for 10 bucks an hour or summer school

Do summer school. It would really suck to show employers you spent your summer doing completely not law related - unless you can get a cool position at a bank. You can't even find volunteer legal work dude?

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Re: So, how did the job search go 1L's?
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2007, 09:09:12 AM »
i might be able to but i need the money or the financial aid. I dont think that employers will care if i had a job or summer school. It just seems like summer school would probably be a waste of money since im not planning on graduating early. at the same time im getting a little to old to do the bs summer job thing
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Re: So, how did the job search go 1L's?
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2007, 03:36:50 PM »
i might be able to but i need the money or the financial aid. I dont think that employers will care if i had a job or summer school. It just seems like summer school would probably be a waste of money since im not planning on graduating early. at the same time im getting a little to old to do the bs summer job thing

I've just heard firms like seeing you did something law related the summer before 2L OCI.

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Re: So, how did the job search go 1L's?
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2007, 09:55:36 AM »
I will tell you this-it depends on how much foot work you are willing to put into job searching. I have 3.5 internships this summer: Working for a small law firm, state attorney general office and the chancery court. While working at AG office I will also work on a political campaign. And taking one class this summer to lighten my load for the fall ;)

It's who you know and your presentation, grades matter a little. Working on 2nd year summer internships now- im always hustling for the future!