For 1L’s: How Can I Find Law-Related Work Experience for this Summer?

It can be a challenge to secure law-related work experience during the summer after your first year of law school. For this reason, 1L’s who seek legal work during their first summer will search broadly not during the Spring On-Campus Interview season (which takes place during Spring Semester), but also for other paid and unpaid meaningful legal experiences. As one local hiring attorney recently noted, “It’s really hard to get paid work your first summer. Sometimes, the best thing [a 1L] can do to make a résumé stand out [for future recruiting] is to “just try to do something interesting!” If you have been reading the Career Brief series on things that 2L’s did last summer, you should know that there are many ways to try to get an interesting summer experience–paid or not. Read on for a few suggestions and ideas.