jstanhope14 wrote:Unsure if this belongs in this forum (aka I know it doesn't, just don't know where to put it).
How do you apply for biglaw paralegal jobs? What's the timeline? I'm a senior at a top-15 liberal arts college in the northeast. How would I go about applying to D.C. firms?
Go to the firm's website(s) that you're interested in and apply directly from there. Many firms won't hire you as a paralegal without experience, however. The best way to get your foot in the door at a firm is to apply for Project Assistant/Case Assistant/File Clerk (the title varies by firm) positions. These are entry level "junior paralegal" positions. From there you can move up to a regular paralegal role.
Keep in mind that some firms (Kirkland, for example) require a two year commitment for these positions. Be sure you can give them that cause you don't want to burn any bridges before you even go to law school.
Feel free to work with a recruiter from a company like Robert Half/Special Counsel etc. to get your foot in the door. Lots of firms use recruiters.
I'm not sure I'd include my LSAT score in my resume.
Source: Have worked in big law for several years