Law Firm “Internships” and the Fair Labor Standards Act

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4 Responses

  1. What if the firm decides that the student’s contributions are not worth even the minimum wag? How does that student get the experience she obviously wants?

    She’s an adult; she’s in law school – she probably doesn’t need the “help” of the nanny-state.

    Or, as an alternattive, the student could just go out and get a job where the market values her efforts enough to pay her…..because, despite what you read, the economy is doing OK and there are those kinds of jobs out there.

  2. David says:

    Why not work for law school credit? The One-L would work during the summer and then receive, say, 3 or 4 credit hours. There would be no grade (i.e., pass/fail), but the hours would count towards the total needed to graduate (as I recall, most law schools require a certain number hours to graduate but not all of the hours need to be graded; of course, it has been a few years since I was in law school).

  3. fuck you says:

    The work is voluntary.

  4. Paul says:

    dude? What if the trainee is employed in another position at the Agency?