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Re: 1L job offers for summer 2010

Postby underachiever » Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:58 pm

A break from motion writing....still no word, 0/20 on local market firms, no response from about 55 Fed judges....starting to get nervous

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Re: 1L job offers for summer 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:20 am

underachiever wrote:A break from motion writing....still no word, 0/20 on local market firms, no response from about 55 Fed judges....starting to get nervous


55 judges? Are you only targeting primary markets like NYC? You should branch out into smaller secondary markets.

I literally applied to less than 10 judges in a secondary and got my first offer within 2 days of sending out applications after an interview. The competition in primary markets is a lot worse.

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Re: 1L job offers for summer 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:44 pm

So far I've got an interview at spring OCI and that's it. URM. applied for quite a few jobs.

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Re: 1L job offers for summer 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:55 pm

Just sent out targeted cover letters to 60+ firms in NYC - would like to stay here for the summer. Only have two grades back from Col/NYU, but have a 4.0 GPA (so far). Any ideas what my chances are for securing a firm job this summer? I have an engineering background, for what it is worth.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: 1L job offers for summer 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:56 am

Regional T2. Didn't hear anything positive from any of the 20ish small-mid sized firms I e-mailed. Got an interview with a government agency and got the job. It's for half the summer so now I'm looking to find something to split it with. Hopefully the DA, ideally a professor, if not I'll probably try to intern with the public defender's office or volunteer somewhere else.

Also, I'll probably be busing tables at night. :(

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Re: 1L job offers for summer 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:40 pm

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underachiever wrote:A break from motion writing....still no word, 0/20 on local market firms, no response from about 55 Fed judges....starting to get nervous


55 judges? Are you only targeting primary markets like NYC? You should branch out into smaller secondary markets.

I literally applied to less than 10 judges in a secondary and got my first offer within 2 days of sending out applications after an interview. The competition in primary markets is a lot worse.


Are you applying to Judges directly from the Court website or through OSCAR? I was scrolling through OSCAR the other day and didn't see very many open positions...

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Re: 1L job offers for summer 2010

Postby underachiever » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:20 pm

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underachiever wrote:A break from motion writing....still no word, 0/20 on local market firms, no response from about 55 Fed judges....starting to get nervous


55 judges? Are you only targeting primary markets like NYC? You should branch out into smaller secondary markets.

I literally applied to less than 10 judges in a secondary and got my first offer within 2 days of sending out applications after an interview. The competition in primary markets is a lot worse.


Are you applying to Judges directly from the Court website or through OSCAR? I was scrolling through OSCAR the other day and didn't see very many open positions...


I applied directly to judges...in secondary markets....I have been rejected by 2 so far and 1 of the 3 DOJ offices also rejected me...t14 school and Ill be flipping burgers this summer. Thats what I signed up for I guess.

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Re: 1L job offers for summer 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:50 pm

DCNG 1L here.

Above median, probably sent out upwards of 50 applications to different geographic locations, ~5 interviews.

Offer from V50 firm in TX.

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Re: 1L job offers for summer 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:52 pm

I go to Indiana and have a paid clerkship offer from a small Indianapolis firm. I have top grades though, and haven't heard a peep from large firms in Indiana.

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Re: 1L job offers for summer 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:49 am

If you are just sending out cover letter / resumes to a bunch of firms in an area you want to be for the summer, asking if they have anything for a 1L, how would you guys handle letting them know about your Fall grades? Do you just throw in a line that says, "My Fall GPA was 3.7" in the cover letter or something?

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Re: 1L job offers for summer 2010

Postby thesealocust » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:24 am

edit: never mind
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Re: 1L job offers for summer 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:57 am

So Im at a MVBP school and just got offered a job with a judge over the summer, w/o interview...the chambers just called, left a voice mail and said "i like ur resume, u have a job". Problem is I'm still waiting on a Firm to get back to me, what do I do? I figured I would have an interview first, but now Im a bit lost (in a good way I guess). Thanks

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Re: 1L job offers for summer 2010

Postby legends159 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:48 am

Anonymous User wrote:So Im at a MVBP school and just got offered a job with a judge over the summer, w/o interview...the chambers just called, left a voice mail and said "i like ur resume, u have a job". Problem is I'm still waiting on a Firm to get back to me, what do I do? I figured I would have an interview first, but now Im a bit lost (in a good way I guess). Thanks


congrats. Though that's strange that the judge won't even take the time to interview you or at the very least have his/her clerks interview you.

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Re: 1L job offers for summer 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:So Im at a MVBP school and just got offered a job with a judge over the summer, w/o interview...the chambers just called, left a voice mail and said "i like ur resume, u have a job". Problem is I'm still waiting on a Firm to get back to me, what do I do? I figured I would have an interview first, but now Im a bit lost (in a good way I guess). Thanks

The info we got from our school was "If a judge offers, you accept" (Also MVPB). That said, with the judge going so far off the reservation in typical hiring patterns, maybe he won't be offended. Call the firm, explain your situation and ask when a decision might be made. They might be attracted to the fact that a judge had already decided on you.

One of my classmates had an interview with a fed Cir judge who preconditioned the interview on accepting on the spot. The day she was going in, she had an interview offer from a state supreme court justice. When she explained to the judge what had happened, he had no problem giving her a couple of days to decide.

Yes, there may be more deference judge to judge than judge to firm, but it does show that even those who expect a yes on the spot can be reasonable.

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Re: 1L job offers for summer 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:18 pm

MVPB 1L, accepted an offer with a US Attorney's Office. Had opportunities to interview with a few federal agencies (ones that actually pay) + DOJ, but turned them down because I had already accepted the offer.

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Re: 1L job offers for summer 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:18 pm

UCLA/UT/Vandy 1L here, have accepted an internship with a federal district judge. Applied on December 1st, interviewed before grades were out, was offered position after updating with grades.

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Re: 1L job offers for summer 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:19 pm

Is it too late to send a resume/cover letter to Judges for a 1L summer clerkship? I'm sure I'm late, but I suppose I'm in the same position as if I don't send it...

Am I right, or is there some sort of deadline I missed?

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Re: 1L job offers for summer 2010

Postby thesealocust » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:49 pm

edit: never mind
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Re: 1L job offers for summer 2010

Postby stripedbanana10 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:So Im at a MVBP school and just got offered a job with a judge over the summer, w/o interview...the chambers just called, left a voice mail and said "i like ur resume, u have a job". Problem is I'm still waiting on a Firm to get back to me, what do I do? I figured I would have an interview first, but now Im a bit lost (in a good way I guess). Thanks


What was on ur resume?

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Re: 1L job offers for summer 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:52 am

stripedbanana10 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:So Im at a MVBP school and just got offered a job with a judge over the summer, w/o interview...the chambers just called, left a voice mail and said "i like ur resume, u have a job". Problem is I'm still waiting on a Firm to get back to me, what do I do? I figured I would have an interview first, but now Im a bit lost (in a good way I guess). Thanks


What was on ur resume?


Im straight out of UG, but I did A LOT in UG (awards won, groups started, internships held etc.--like most LS students), I applied to a smaller hometown market (still federal) & I have previous law firm writing experience which probably helped + the name recognition of my LS.....I wish I could have something cooler on my resume, but I'm just a lucky poor kid

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Re: 1L job offers for summer 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:09 pm

MVBP 1L

20+ letters to firms --> rejections / silence
10+ letters to federal judges --> 1 rejection, 1 interview, others silenced --> 1 offer --> accepted
3 letters to PI / NGO --> 1 offer --> accepted

So, 2/3 summer with the judge and 1/3 summer with the NGO

Oh well. At least I'm done with it. I should feel happy.

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Re: 1L job offers for summer 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:01 pm

School in the 70's. Got a research assistant position with a professor whose class I nailed. I had to turn down an unpaid government job offer to take the research position, but I'm getting paid now, so it was worth it. Plus now I don't have to wear a suit every day!

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Re: 1L job offers for summer 2010

Postby legends159 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:37 pm

RA position is actually a pretty sweet gig i think. You could get a potential LOR and maybe do some side research for a law review note.

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Re: 1L job offers for summer 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:06 pm

TX law school. Sent 5 letters on Dec. 1. Probably best decision I made.

2 Federal judicial internships -- interviewed for 1, got 1; after summer was already planned received offer from other, had to respectuflly decline

1 large city DA's office -- 1 interview, 1 offer, declined (would have taken up most of the summer)

1 state appellate court judicial internship -- offer given via e-mail (judge is alum from school)

1 civil district court judicial internship -- silence?

4 offers, 1 ???? -- split summer with 1 federal judicial internship, 1 state appellate court judicial internship; declined DA, declined federal judicial internship, silence from other big-city civil district judge

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Re: 1L job offers for summer 2010

Postby deathviaboredom » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:16 am

edit: nevermind
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