Young Lawyer

Taking Advantage of a Summer Associate Position

, The Legal Intelligencer


As traditional summer associate programs are cut back year after year, it is harder than ever to score a coveted summer position. But you've done it. You have a legal job for the summer. Finals are over for the year, the weather has warmed up and it's time to get to work. For law students, summer jobs are not just a matter of putting nose to grindstone. A summer position comes with unique potential and risk, and must be treated as more than just a paycheck for the summer. You should go into the office with an understanding of what the job is and what it is not, and tailor your performance accordingly.

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