mpar wrote:art vandelay wrote:So, I've heard that students looking for 1L summer judicial internships tend to just send out mass mailings in order to maybe get a few bites. Question: Say I do this and wind up sending cover letters/resumes to lots of Texas judges. That means lots of courts will be doused with mail from me. If every judge on (for instance) the TX Supreme Court gets a letter from me, doesn't that look bad? What if they compare applications and see that this Art Vandelay fool looks desperate for an internship, considering he's told every one of them that he wants to work for them?
Would anyone advise coming up with multiple variations of cover letters so that every judge on a given court doesn't get a letter from me that's worded the exact same way? OR should I not even worry about it? Are they even likely to discuss this stuff amongst themselves? Am I just a paranoid douchebag?
Sounds like one of those questions that the counselors can answer for you in about a month We can't send em out till 12/1 anyway, right?
I agree with mpar. Although I assume mass mailings are not uncommon, I think that we can get much better answers on this from career services and/or professors and/or current students. My guess is that the best way to get a job is to see what judges your professors have contacts with, and then personalize your cover letter for that judge, having the prof put in a good word for you.
12/1 is the absolute first day, but from what I've heard on other threads, most employers, and even most firms, won't even look at your application until you have your fall 1L grades reported. January/February seems to be more the norm for applying to most 1L internships.