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3L job hunt - v20 sa to v15/10?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:05 pm

ccn, a bit above median, just accepted an offer at a v20. i would, of course, be happy enough staying at this firm after graduation (well, as of now), but i do have a twinge of doubt lingering. problem: i have a background in media and would eventually like to get back to working in that sector...that said, i would like to work at a firm that works with these types of clients, if at all possible, to up my chances of going in-house at one of these clients, or at least getting the chance, however slim, of weaseling my way onto a few deals and getting to know the legal part of the industry better. the v20 i'm going to has no such clients that i'm aware of...

so. i know 3l oci is generally a sad affair, but i know there are a few v10/15 firms that have exactly what i'm looking for. assuming my grades aren't atrocious 2l year, and perhaps i kick my own ass a little harder, is this something that can feasibly happen? obviously there are a lot of factors, but i guess i'm curious whether v15 and up only look at candidates from firms they see as peers, or whether anyone has seen this done? also, when going in-house, do companies generally care what type of deals you've worked on or with what type of clients?

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Re: 3L job hunt - v20 sa to v15/10?

Postby itbdvorm » Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:ccn, a bit above median, just accepted an offer at a v20. i would, of course, be happy enough staying at this firm after graduation (well, as of now), but i do have a twinge of doubt lingering. problem: i have a background in media and would eventually like to get back to working in that sector...that said, i would like to work at a firm that works with these types of clients, if at all possible, to up my chances of going in-house at one of these clients, or at least getting the chance, however slim, of weaseling my way onto a few deals and getting to know the legal part of the industry better. the v20 i'm going to has no such clients that i'm aware of...

so. i know 3l oci is generally a sad affair, but i know there are a few v10/15 firms that have exactly what i'm looking for. assuming my grades aren't atrocious 2l year, and perhaps i kick my own ass a little harder, is this something that can feasibly happen? obviously there are a lot of factors, but i guess i'm curious whether v15 and up only look at candidates from firms they see as peers, or whether anyone has seen this done? also, when going in-house, do companies generally care what type of deals you've worked on or with what type of clients?


3L OCI will largely be out of your hand, economy dependant (and remember, those firms that do have what you're looking for likely have summers who are dying to do that). But worth a shot.

I've gotten headhunter calls from plenty of industries, including ones I hadn't worked in. Definitely possible.




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