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DirkDiggler:
Two weeks after interviewing they told me interviews had concluded and I was still being considered. I received an offer approx. two weeks later.

It's a work-study position with a desired 12-month commitment. I'm a 1L.

What should I expect?

Slumdog Lovebutton:
Just got an externship for fall semester with a US Attorney office! (like an internship, but for class credit)

Let us know what the summer is like...!

DirkDiggler:
Congrats, Lovebutton.

The summer's first six weeks:
Positive --  there's an unending work supply so I can take on as much as I can handle. 
Negative -- little to no feedback on written work.

A positive or negative, depending on your perspective: I've done little to no work on the investigative side.  Everything is strictly research, legal analysis, and writing.

This evidently changes when you complete 50 hrs (I believe) of legal coursework.  You then become eligible to go into court, at which point you'll get more involved with investigations.

jacy85:

--- Quote from: DirkDiggler on June 28, 2009, 11:03:12 PM ---Congrats, Lovebutton.

The summer's first six weeks:
Positive --  there's an unending work supply so I can take on as much as I can handle. 
Negative -- little to no feedback on written work.

A positive or negative, depending on your perspective: I've done little to no work on the investigative side.  Everything is strictly research, legal analysis, and writing.

This evidently changes when you complete 50 hrs (I believe) of legal coursework.  You then become eligible to go into court, at which point you'll get more involved with investigations.



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Re: your negative, don't be afraid to ASK for feedback.  I've seen so many people, myself included, afraid or hesitant to ask their supervisors for feedback for a variety  of reasons, when in most cases, supervisors are happy to take a few minutes to give some kind of feedback if they're reminded to do it.

happycamper:

--- Quote from: jacy85 on June 29, 2009, 07:28:58 AM ---Re: your negative, don't be afraid to ASK for feedback.  I've seen so many people, myself included, afraid or hesitant to ask their supervisors for feedback for a variety  of reasons, when in most cases, supervisors are happy to take a few minutes to give some kind of feedback if they're reminded to do it.

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What are those reasons exactly? I've always been someone who asked for feedback, so is it really that intimidating in that kind of setting?

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