QWhat should I do during the summer after my first year? I tried to get a summer associate job, but I didn’t even get an interview. I want to do something reasonably fun, but I don’t want to jeopardize my prospects for finding a second-year summer associate job. Any thoughts?
AYes. Do what I did. Go to summer school in England. Cambridge and Oxford have great programs. It’s fun—and easy. Definitely more boozing and sightseeing than studying, but you actually learn a little too. The best part: It actually sounds legit. If you can afford it, do it. Otherwise, try to find a paid or unpaid internship somewhere interesting—or at least a place that sounds interesting. DA’s office, Legal Aid, nonprofit group, Bitter Lawyer, etc.