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May 22, 2023

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones on the podcast to talk about the expectations that law firms have of their summer associates, in terms of work hours, work load, and communication.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Why some people don't take a summer associate position as seriously as they should
  • Managing a hybrid or virtual work schedule
  • Taking a vacation during your summer job
  • Attending in-person and virtual work events
  • What should you do if you aren't clear on expectations?
  • What if you really don't have much to do, and is this a sign you're not going to get an offer?


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