IzziesGal wrote:Matthies wrote:IzziesGal wrote:Wait - are we talking about working a connection here, or actually looking for an offer? There is a big difference between the two.
No, there's not
Um, yes, there is. You can mention to a family friend, former job, etc. that you're going to law school and would be interested in working at X during your summer, just to plant the seed. That's entirely different from handing them your resume and cover letter and trying to lock in a job before even starting class. The first is old fashioned networking. The second is.....I don't know what.
If you do the first part right, you don't need to hand them a resume or cover letter, that's sort of the whole point of knowing people. Its not any diifrent than lining up a job post graduation 2L year, except you don't have to apply against anyone else if you did it right.