Latest date one can 3L mass mail?

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Latest date one can 3L mass mail?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:23 pm

If possible, I would like to wait to hear if I got an offer from my summer firm before I go through the painstaking process of applying to firms again. What is the latest date at which 3Ls can send out resumes/cover letters etc and still be seriously considered for a position? Is mid august too late?

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Re: Latest date one can 3L mass mail?

Postby Dman » Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:21 pm

I sent out a bunch of mailngs this month and had several large firms reply asking for me to resend in January. Hard to gauge right time, but the sense I am getting is most firms are focused on hiring thier 2L class atm.

I am not saying to wait till later, just trying to add perspective.

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Re: Latest date one can 3L mass mail?

Postby thesealocust » Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:21 pm

Why the hell would you wait? There is no benefit.

3Ls can and do mass mail all throughout 3L year, after graduating, after the bar, and after months of being an unemployed law grad. But employers are already starting to make hiring decisions, so I don't know what the fuck you think you're waiting for.

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Re: Latest date one can 3L mass mail?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:27 pm

OP here: I thought I conveyed my reason for waiting in my first post. I would rather wait until after offers come out for my 2L summer firm. So can you just tell me if the disadvantage is significant if i wait until mid august?

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Re: Latest date one can 3L mass mail?

Postby spondee » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:45 pm

I think the answer depends a lot on circumstances.

For example, if you're at a V10 with V10 credentials, if you're applying to clerk, if you're in NY where there's comparatively more Big Law offers, and if your firm generally offers 100% of the class, no worries. But if you just eked into an SA position at a firm that has only been offering 60% of the class, etc., start mailing.




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