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brose
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Contacting Employers for Jobs

Postby brose » Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:41 pm

If I am planning to move out of state a few months early, say April, am I allowed to contact a legal employer to work during the summer? I know there is a rule about contacting employers before December 1st or something, but does that apply once classes start, or once you put down your seat deposit?

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Re: Contacting Employers for Jobs

Postby ggocat » Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:46 am

You're talking about the summer before law school?

Here is the provision from NALP (which only applies to NALP member firms, so don't worry about non-NALP firms):
"Prospective employers and first year law students should not initiate contact with one another and employers should not interview or make offers to first year students before December 1."
http://www.nalp.org/fulltextofnalpprinc ... dstandards

Also note that they are merely "guidelines." If I were a law student today, I would probably ignore them unless my school forced submission. Employers did not abide by the guidelines when they rescinded summer and permanent offers.




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