Unemployed 3L - Too late to apply to mid-sized firms?

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Unemployed 3L - Too late to apply to mid-sized firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:33 pm

I'm a 3L at CLS/NYU, still without a post-graduate job. Planning to spend a week or so taget-mailing NYC midsized firms, but should I even bother at this point? is it too late for those?

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Re: Unemployed 3L - Too late to apply to mid-sized firms?

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:36 pm

Are you asking "is it too late to search for a job" ? What else do you plan to do after graduating law school ?

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Re: Unemployed 3L - Too late to apply to mid-sized firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:40 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Are you asking "is it too late to search for a job" ? What else do you plan to do after graduating law school ?


No, whether it's too late to apply to midsized firms. E.g. it is obviously too late to be mass-mailing biglaw right now.

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Re: Unemployed 3L - Too late to apply to mid-sized firms?

Postby KMaine » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:41 pm

Really? What is the up side of not doing this?

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Re: Unemployed 3L - Too late to apply to mid-sized firms?

Postby bk1 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:41 pm

I have no idea but considering it is only a week of your time and you're a jobless 3L, why not?

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Re: Unemployed 3L - Too late to apply to mid-sized firms?

Postby stintez » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:44 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Are you asking "is it too late to search for a job" ? What else do you plan to do after graduating law school ?


+1

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Re: Unemployed 3L - Too late to apply to mid-sized firms?

Postby Voyager » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:35 pm

No, it is not too late. But mailings aren't going to do it.

Here is a thread that might help you a bit:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=117187

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Re: Unemployed 3L - Too late to apply to mid-sized firms?

Postby Renzo » Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:03 pm

Nah. At this point, I'd just sit back and wait for a job to find you.

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Re: Unemployed 3L - Too late to apply to mid-sized firms?

Postby ggocat » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:53 pm

Not too late. Maybe too early, actually. (But you might as well apply).

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Re: Unemployed 3L - Too late to apply to mid-sized firms?

Postby Bosque » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:06 pm

Renzo wrote:Nah. At this point, I'd just sit back and wait for a job to find you.


This is indubitably the greatest single piece of advice I have ever had the good fortune to lay my eyes upon.

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Re: Unemployed 3L - Too late to apply to mid-sized firms?

Postby warumnicht » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:Are you asking "is it too late to search for a job" ? What else do you plan to do after graduating law school ?


No, whether it's too late to apply to midsized firms. E.g. it is obviously too late to be mass-mailing biglaw right now.


Ignoring all the snide remarks from other posters, no, it's not too late. According to my T-14 school's Symplicity listings, quite a few midsized firms are looking for entry-level associates. None of them are from NYC, however. A good portion of our class does tend to go on to work in NYC, so I don't know if the lack of NYC postings means that midsized NYC firms are basically done hiring or if they are looking at other schools first before they turn to us.

My recommendation is to expand your search beyond NYC mid-law and look elsewhere. Mid-law in secondary markets is for sure still hiring and will continue to do so through the next couple of months. Midsized law firms often don't project their needs as far into the future as biglaw does; therefore, their hiring extends into the spring semester.

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Re: Unemployed 3L - Too late to apply to mid-sized firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:06 am

I'm a 2L at CLS/NYU w/out a job still and will be trying the same thing and hoping to god for something. Not helping that realize that only people who get jobs at Fall OCI as 3Ls are those who were indoctrinated the previous summer at a firm. So stuck competing against no offers and those who feel they must go to a "better" firm.

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Re: Unemployed 3L - Too late to apply to mid-sized firms?

Postby patrickd139 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:14 am

Bosque wrote:
Renzo wrote:Nah. At this point, I'd just sit back and wait for a job to find you.


This is indubitably the greatest single piece of advice I have ever had the good fortune to lay my eyes upon.

Absolute no-curve-180 Renzo




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