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Career Prospects without Internships?

Career Prospects without Internships?
« on: May 23, 2008, 12:08:28 AM »
I am attending a part time program designed for working professionals.(T2 school) Obviously if everyone has a full-time job then working a summer internship isn't possible. What does that mean for future job prospects?


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Re: Career Prospects without Internships?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2008, 10:09:50 AM »
It depends...what are you doing right now?  Were you able to participate in any "legal skills" classes (like oral advocacy, advanced legal drafting, etc) that could "substitute" for real experience? Are you working as a paralegal right now?  You need to be able to convince employers that hiring you won't be the equivalent of hiring someone for their 1L summer.  (Ie: they may worry you are clueless about how to actually work in the field)