rayiner wrote:Matthies wrote:rayiner wrote:miamiman wrote:Law firm jobs = 30% school + 60% grades + 10% everything else. The fact that people on this site bank on the "everything else" dimension of the equation never ceases to amuse me.
In my experience, connections help when you're in the ballpark already, unless it's something like you're uncle working at a firm.
During my 1L job search, I leveraged connections with three firm partners. My grades were way above their usual targets. I went 0/3, with the response "we'd *love* to take you on, but we're just not hiring any more 1Ls."
You can't network your way into jobs that aren't there.
I'm the complete opposite. I clerked for 3 years in LS, have worked steady since I graduated, and I have never once sent my resume to ANYONE unsolicited or even is response to a job application. Every single job offer I have had has been them asking ME to come work for them. In fact most of the time I did not even have to give them a resume first.
Yes, when you have that kind of deep relationship, you can do this. It's actually how I got my engineering job post-graduation. But it's really just not an option for most people. Ty here isn't talking about kicking ass at an in-school clerking job and then leveraging that contact. He's talking about... well the hell if I know what he thinks he's talking about.
Umm, that's only becuase I did while in law school. The only person i knew when I came here for law school is a carear crminal. (Which by the way refering him to severl CD lawyers has been good networking over the years, he has money aand gets into regualr trouble). Hide in school and consider lunch once a month networking and yet, you get what you get, nothing. You want to be a lawyer now, so why hide from real lawyers then, use the same skills you did as an enginer to netwk with lawyers