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mmribail
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Texas Tech Rising 3L Summer Law Clerk at a Small Firm

Postby mmribail » Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:43 am

I am currently working the summer at a small probate firm with a huge emphasis on Elder Law. My boss is a national recognized Guardianship expert. As for myself, I am currently ranked in the middle of my class at Texas Tech. My question is directed at recent law school graduates with a similar experience. How do I utilize these experiences to find a decent job after law school? I have a strong interest in probate, but I am aware that new lawyers in this economy have to be open to any possibility.

A bit of a side note: I am from El Paso, Texas and hope to practice there. Anyone know how Texas Tech grads fare there with my similar situation.

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Re: Texas Tech Rising 3L Summer Law Clerk at a Small Firm

Postby mmribail » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:06 pm

Really? No TSL user has worked at a small firm in the summer? Everyone was lucky enough to clerk for a big firm?

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Re: Texas Tech Rising 3L Summer Law Clerk at a Small Firm

Postby kalvano » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:48 am

The standard answer - network. It's going to be hard in Texas coming from Texas Tech. Ask your OCS if they have alumni lists in the state to work on.

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Re: Texas Tech Rising 3L Summer Law Clerk at a Small Firm

Postby luthersloan » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:54 am

One of the few shortcomings of TLS I am afraid is that it is not exactly a random draw of law students who post on this boards. Its name does indicate something about its principal demographic.

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Re: Texas Tech Rising 3L Summer Law Clerk at a Small Firm

Postby 20160810 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:23 pm

The good news is that el paso is probably a doable market from tech, and you can't say that about many cities. The bad news is you're middle of the pack at a lower ranked school. Network like crazy, apply to every employer imaginable, and hope for a bit of luck




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