November 11, 2010 3:08 pm at 3:08 pm #709560SacrilegeMember
Check with the courts.November 11, 2010 4:02 pm at 4:02 pm #709561
Already have, I’ve learnt though that most real connections and opportunities arise from networking, so here I am.November 12, 2010 6:36 am at 6:36 am #709562
Law student, far be it for me to suggest volunteer work, but would you assist a pro bono project?November 12, 2010 1:48 pm at 1:48 pm #709563RSRHMember
Homeowner: What kind of pro bono project? I’m a 2L at Fordham and always interested in working on something juicy.November 12, 2010 2:02 pm at 2:02 pm #709564asyyegerParticipant
Where do you live? Just about every government office, like the DA’s office or Corporation Counsel, has unpaid internships. Find someone who works in the office in your county who will walk your resume up.November 14, 2010 1:53 am at 1:53 am #709565
Homeowner: I certainly wouldnt mind assisting on a pro bono project, I do those all the time for attorneys, who all are my strongest business references now. Ive done credit card reduction, fighting foreclosures, pro bono a tenant on an Article 78 petition to NYS Supreme, I’m in charge of my schools chapter on Unemployment Insurance Advocacy and a ton of other things
Asyyeger, to reiterate, I already am in a paid internship at a small firm, I was just asking the general YWN network whether they had or knew of something interesting which would advance my experience and possibly my career.already did two summers in the courts so that area is a bit “been there done that” for me.November 14, 2010 6:53 am at 6:53 am #709566
Law Student, where do you live? Where would you like to spend the summer? Is this your 2L summer?November 14, 2010 5:09 pm at 5:09 pm #709567
This is my 2L summer, and I live in Brooklyn. I would like to find something within reasonable commuting distance of there. I would preferably like to spend my summer in a place where I may have a future, post-graduation, but should something like that not materialize, anywhere where I gain valuable experience.November 15, 2010 2:13 am at 2:13 am #709568
Law student, the Brooklyn Bar Association has a variety of pro bono programs for which they MAY need help.November 15, 2010 7:42 pm at 7:42 pm #709569metrodriverMember
Poster #1, OP; Reading the advice of all the posters, I observed something interesting. Namely, if you ask anyone who practices any particular profession or trade, they will advise you that if you like the field, you should pursue a career in it, but if you dream of making loads of money, you’re in the wrong field. This a feeling among people who practice a certain profession, genuine or otherwise, they try to dissuade a potential newcomer. When asked, why are you in this line of work, the reply is; “This used to be a top profession. But today, it’s one of the worst places to be in”. So my advice to you is. Don’t listen to anyone. Pursue a career that you have a vision to succeed in. Otherwise, (like me.) You won’t get off square one.November 16, 2010 4:10 am at 4:10 am #709570EnderParticipant
Metro thanks for the advice.
I have another observation after reading all the posts. I think almost everyone here is from New York. I live closer to D.C. which as far as I know has a better job market. Plus I am NOT looking for a great paying job. I want a upper 5 figure salary (70-80K) with the ability to advance in my field.November 16, 2010 1:28 pm at 1:28 pm #709571RSRHMember
Ender; In that case, go for it! If you do fairly well (top half of your class) in a decent school (GW or UMD would be fine, based on your locale) you should have little problem with achieving your goals. Though you may want to figure on something closer to 65-70k starting.
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