legal1980 (legal1980) wrote in bar_exam,

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which looks better on an attorney's resume?

I apologize if this post is inappropriate for this community. My motivation to post in this community is simply to get an attorney's perspective on this issue: 

I am currently a paralegal who plans to attend law school in the near future. I don't know what specialty of law I want to practice but something in either corporate law and/or IP law seems particularly attractive to me. With this in mind, when I apply for my 1L summer internship, which would look better on my resume?

1. Paralegal for a large personal injury law firm.


2. Paralegal for a IT consulting company-drafting and editing contracts.

I have been offered both positions. I feel torn because I am unsure if the law firm experience/attorney recommendation would be stronger, or if the exposure to the IT field/writing contracts for a living would be more attractive. Any ideas? Thanks for your input!

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