Finally, summer is upon us and if you recently completed your 1L or 2L year, you may be gearing up for quite the summer ahead! A season of no classes, an opportunity to reclaim the social life that your busy law school semesters absorbed, and if you have a summer job coming up, the possibility of earning an income.
If you’re reading this post with a summer job on the horizon, you may be wondering what steps you should take when you ultimately receive your first summer assignment, or if you’ve already started your summer job, perhaps you’ve completed an assignment but found yourself a bit lost during the process. If you find yourself in either of these categories, don’t stress! Legal assignments can be extremely complex, and you are by no means alone in your concerns about whether you can execute them correctly.
Considering these concerns, I’ve put together this quick guide with a couple of questions you can ask your assigning attorney this summer. Keep in mind that this is not a foolproof guide, but just a couple of tips that have helped me through the years.