vanwinkle wrote:With that said, even after November 1 you're still not allowed to speak to employers! You can after that date start talking to your career services counselors, and they will start giving you information on how to apply for jobs, but employers are still forbidden from contacting you until December 1. This also means you should not try to contact them about summer employment until then, either.
The December 1st date is a NALP rule. Non-NALP firms and other legal employers are not required to follow it (though some do.) If your law school does not explicitly forbid you from applying to these jobs earlier than December 1st, then it would likely to be to one advantage to do so.