Big tech companies are increasingly hiring law students to be summer associates (but not really associates since it’s not a firm). How does this stack up against a more traditional firm/government gigs, and what kinds of students should be looking into this kind of thing?
Have you ever had the opportunity to peruse a stack of law school applications? Specifically the Personal Statement/”Why Lawschool?” sections? You’ll find a pretty common theme across them: I’m going to lawschool to save X (where is X is “the orphans,” or “Brooklyn,” or “the blue-footed booby,” etc). X, in the context of Why Lawschool?, is pretty much never “SIFIs from overburdensome regulation” or “Microsoft from paying royalties on questionably-acquired IP.”