How does a 3L find a pre-clerkship summer associate position

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How does a 3L find a pre-clerkship summer associate position

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:01 pm

How can one find out what firms are hiring? Is such a position actually attainable ITE (my stats are great, but don't put me in an elite class).

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Re: How does a 3L find a pre-clerkship summer associate position

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How can one find out what firms are hiring? Is such a position actually attainable ITE (my stats are great, but don't put me in an elite class).


There were 3 firms that actively recruited 3L pre-clerkships SAs this year (1-2 each). They were on roughly the same timeline for interviewing and hiring as 2L SAs (although I don't think Goodwin (DC) hired its one SA until nearly December).

If you are looking for a 3L SA because you don't have an offer from your 2L firm (or didn't get a 2L SA), you basically are just going to have to apply the fall before the last year of the clerkship, just like a 3L without a job all over again (i.e. you can only get a spot if there is still room left over after the firms hires from its 2L SA class). There are, however, a few firms that will make offers 2 years out (so now if you are only clerking for a year), but you really need to be an exceptional canidate that they really, really want for them to do that.




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