Anonymous User wrote:I'm starting to get worried I won't have anything for this summer after 1L. Only about 3 of my applications haven't been rejected yet and I still have no interviews. I didn't apply to firms because I wanted Public Interest work, but still... Did I do something wrong? I assume it's too late to try a letter writing campaign to local firms.
Not necessarily. The advice I got from our career office and senior students is that smaller, local firms hire closer to the summer since their needs are more unpredictable. Typically, big firms make plans so far in advance that now you're probably SOL with them this late in the game (again, from what I've heard). I think you should keep writing to smaller firms/PI organizations, but target your letters carefully so they don't come off as part of a last-ditch letter writing campaign.