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Employed TTT grad, taking Qs

Postby tttterrific » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:53 am

Went to a true TTT, not even ranked. I've had internships in two major legal markets, a state clerkship, and a job doing actual legal work (in the field I came to law school to pursue) in a third major legal market.

I was not: valedictorian of my class, related to someone in the legal field, or able to get jobs through family connections of any kind
I was: pretty lucky, and very hard working.

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Re: Employed TTT grad, taking Qs

Postby chem » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:59 am

What was your networking and search strategy? Did you obtain work/internships from OCI or mass mail?

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Re: Employed TTT grad, taking Qs

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:04 am

chem wrote:What was your networking and search strategy? Did you obtain work/internships from OCI or mass mail?


OCI was non-existant at my school for the large part, and every single opportunity I got came from mass-mailing. My search strategy was, I am not too good for ANYTHING, so I need to apply to EVERYTHING. It helps that I wanted to go into a PI field, though at every organization I have worked, my school has been the least impressive. Most of the time, I was working with just T6 grads.

The most valuable thing for me to do, when trying to move to a new city, was to go to that city, call places where I applied, and tell them that I'll be in the area and would they like to meet and discuss my application.

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Re: Employed TTT grad, taking Qs

Postby tttterrific » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:10 am

Anonymous User wrote:
chem wrote:What was your networking and search strategy? Did you obtain work/internships from OCI or mass mail?


OCI was non-existant at my school for the large part, and every single opportunity I got came from mass-mailing. My search strategy was, I am not too good for ANYTHING, so I need to apply to EVERYTHING. It helps that I wanted to go into a PI field, though at every organization I have worked, my school has been the least impressive. Most of the time, I was working with just T6 grads.

The most valuable thing for me to do, when trying to move to a new city, was to go to that city, call places where I applied, and tell them that I'll be in the area and would they like to meet and discuss my application.


That shouldn't have been anonymous, sorry.

I will say that I know someone from my school who got a sort of regional biglaw job, and he did so through having amazing grades, being really personable, having someone from his 1L summer job call for him, and mass mailing a smaller market.




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