Does midlaw "Summer Program" = "LOL NOPE" for 3Ls?

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Does midlaw "Summer Program" = "LOL NOPE" for 3Ls?

Post by Securestay » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:38 pm

As in title. If the firm states that it has a summer program, does that basically mean that any 3L who wants to apply for an entry level position is faced with "LOL NOPE"? This question isn't about the market-paying "biglaw" firms, but midsize firms that would definitely pay below market, although I can't be sure by how much.

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Re: Does midlaw "Summer Program" = "LOL NOPE" for 3Ls?

Post by jeff chiles » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:55 pm

No it just means they have a summer program

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Re: Does midlaw "Summer Program" = "LOL NOPE" for 3Ls?

Post by BigZuck » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:43 pm

Apply first, then think. You’re thinking first. Not good.

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Re: Does midlaw "Summer Program" = "LOL NOPE" for 3Ls?

Post by Securestay » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:45 pm

BigZuck wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:43 pm
Apply first, then think. You’re thinking first. Not good.
Admitted. Point conceded. Will stipulate.

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Re: Does midlaw "Summer Program" = "LOL NOPE" for 3Ls?

Post by BigZuck » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:03 pm

Gotta mass blast dem apps my dude

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Re: Does midlaw "Summer Program" = "LOL NOPE" for 3Ls?

Post by Pleasy E » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:06 pm

No, I work at a boutique firm. We have a summer program but still interview 3Ls if we have a need for associates.

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Re: Does midlaw "Summer Program" = "LOL NOPE" for 3Ls?

Post by lolwat » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:57 am

Agree with all the above.

Some additional thoughts: Once you get out of biglaw, hiring becomes a lot less structured. Most of the time if a midlaw or boutique firm needs someone, they need them quick. Summer positions don't help shit other than giving them some expensive advertisement to students/schools because SAs are generally useless for substantive work, and the firms don't know what they'll need 2 years later.

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