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Re: 1L Summer Jobs
« Reply #190 on: July 10, 2007, 11:49:48 PM »
I have a question about summer jobs -- do you work the entire time you're not in school, or do you get a few weeks off at the beginning or end of the summer?  I thought that summer associate jobs were usually just 10 weeks long, right?  I know it's a little early, but I wanted to start figuring out vacation plans for next summer if possible.
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Re: 1L Summer Jobs
« Reply #191 on: July 11, 2007, 02:53:35 AM »
I have a question about summer jobs -- do you work the entire time you're not in school, or do you get a few weeks off at the beginning or end of the summer?  I thought that summer associate jobs were usually just 10 weeks long, right?  I know it's a little early, but I wanted to start figuring out vacation plans for next summer if possible.

i heard of alot of people working for six weeks.  that way you can work one job, and then another.  or work and then study abroad.  or vice versa
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Re: 1L Summer Jobs
« Reply #192 on: July 11, 2007, 05:59:05 AM »
Hey i was wondering.. when applying for BIGLAW and we really have no preference of where to live ...can I just say that I'd work in whatever office in any area and not care? and apply to all of them?

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« Reply #193 on: July 11, 2007, 01:23:04 PM »
I have a question about summer jobs -- do you work the entire time you're not in school, or do you get a few weeks off at the beginning or end of the summer?  I thought that summer associate jobs were usually just 10 weeks long, right?  I know it's a little early, but I wanted to start figuring out vacation plans for next summer if possible.

assuming you get a job offer from a firm, you tell them when you'll start/finish, assuming that you meet their minimum (which is not always 10 weeks).


I have a question about summer jobs -- do you work the entire time you're not in school, or do you get a few weeks off at the beginning or end of the summer?  I thought that summer associate jobs were usually just 10 weeks long, right?  I know it's a little early, but I wanted to start figuring out vacation plans for next summer if possible.

i heard of alot of people working for six weeks.  that way you can work one job, and then another.  or work and then study abroad.  or vice versa

If you split your summer between two firms, you'll probably end up working 6 weeks at each place because they require that as a minimum, so that would be 12 weeks, plus you're looking at time between the two in case you have to relocate to a different area for those 6 weeks.  A lot of firms will only do half summers, so you might end up working only 6 weeks because you don't get another half summer offer.  There's no way to know now which half of the summer you'll be working. 

If you work with just one firm, you may work 10 weeks... at least, I got one offer from a firm that was for 10 weeks, but I am currently working for general counsel which will be about 12 weeks.  We got a week off between exams and starting work, and we'll get a week off in August before class.  They were really flexible, though (one person started a week later), and the firm that offered me a 10-week job said they were flexible with vacations. 

I would probably advise against trying to plan anything at this point, though, because unless you know you're studying abroad and it's from this day to this day and you know you'll have the rest of the summer free, you really won't know what your summer situation will be for months.  I didn't have mine nailed down until spring break, and that was only because I took a full summer offer.  If you take a half offer, you could be waiting around for another half offer.

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Re: 1L Summer Jobs
« Reply #194 on: July 12, 2007, 10:07:18 AM »
about half way over.

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Re: 1L Summer Jobs
« Reply #195 on: July 13, 2007, 11:16:44 AM »
I have a question about summer jobs -- do you work the entire time you're not in school, or do you get a few weeks off at the beginning or end of the summer?  I thought that summer associate jobs were usually just 10 weeks long, right?  I know it's a little early, but I wanted to start figuring out vacation plans for next summer if possible.

assuming you get a job offer from a firm, you tell them when you'll start/finish, assuming that you meet their minimum (which is not always 10 weeks).


I have a question about summer jobs -- do you work the entire time you're not in school, or do you get a few weeks off at the beginning or end of the summer?  I thought that summer associate jobs were usually just 10 weeks long, right?  I know it's a little early, but I wanted to start figuring out vacation plans for next summer if possible.

i heard of alot of people working for six weeks.  that way you can work one job, and then another.  or work and then study abroad.  or vice versa

If you split your summer between two firms, you'll probably end up working 6 weeks at each place because they require that as a minimum, so that would be 12 weeks, plus you're looking at time between the two in case you have to relocate to a different area for those 6 weeks.  A lot of firms will only do half summers, so you might end up working only 6 weeks because you don't get another half summer offer.  There's no way to know now which half of the summer you'll be working. 

If you work with just one firm, you may work 10 weeks... at least, I got one offer from a firm that was for 10 weeks, but I am currently working for general counsel which will be about 12 weeks.  We got a week off between exams and starting work, and we'll get a week off in August before class.  They were really flexible, though (one person started a week later), and the firm that offered me a 10-week job said they were flexible with vacations. 

I would probably advise against trying to plan anything at this point, though, because unless you know you're studying abroad and it's from this day to this day and you know you'll have the rest of the summer free, you really won't know what your summer situation will be for months.  I didn't have mine nailed down until spring break, and that was only because I took a full summer offer.  If you take a half offer, you could be waiting around for another half offer.

Thanks!  My family has already started planning a group vacation, but from what you've said, it sounds like I'll probably be able to make it work.
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« Reply #196 on: July 13, 2007, 10:02:23 PM »
what can someone tell me about temping?
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« Reply #197 on: July 13, 2007, 11:13:17 PM »
what can someone tell me about temping?

temping is tempting. :D
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Re: 1L Summer Jobs
« Reply #198 on: July 14, 2007, 11:31:16 AM »
what can someone tell me about temping?

temping is tempting. :D

I'm gonna have to disagree with you on that.  When a relative of mine did it for a few years before nailing down a full-time position, said relative was doing mostly document review and other quasi-clerical work.  At one point, said relative earned nickname of "subpoena machina."  If that appeals to you, go for it!

Maybe there are good temp gigs out there, but I haven't heard about them.
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« Reply #199 on: July 14, 2007, 11:40:14 AM »
what can someone tell me about temping?

temping is tempting. :D

I'm gonna have to disagree with you on that.  When a relative of mine did it for a few years before nailing down a full-time position, said relative was doing mostly document review and other quasi-clerical work.  At one point, said relative earned nickname of "subpoena machina."  If that appeals to you, go for it!

Maybe there are good temp gigs out there, but I haven't heard about them.

how do they pay?  would it be an ez gig while someone was tring to build a solo practice?
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