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State Attorneys Office vs. Paid Small Firm Position

State Attorneys Office vs. Paid Small Firm Position
« on: January 12, 2008, 02:24:25 PM »
As a 1L summer gig, what is better work experience on a resume - unpaid State Attorneys office internship or paid position at a small (3-7) attorney firm?

Re: State Attorneys Office vs. Paid Small Firm Position
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2008, 09:49:46 PM »
either is insignificant compared to grades.  as long as you have good experience doing something law related, the firm will be happy

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Re: State Attorneys Office vs. Paid Small Firm Position
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2008, 08:49:11 AM »
Do the one that you are most interested in.  As a result, you will perform better and that makes it more likely that you will be able to get references from fellow co-workers. 

But yes, compared to grades, what you do your first summer is insignificant almost.  I have friends who vacationed first summer, clerked second summer, and had jobs after the second summer clerkship.  The second summer is a lot more important than the first.