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3L/Entry Level Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:02 pm

What firms are willing to accept 3Ls or Entry Level Associates? (i.e. no SA or Clerkships).

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Re: 3L/Entry Level Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What firms are willing to accept 3Ls or Entry Level Associates? (i.e. no SA or Clerkships).

Maybe IP or Tax; Not Biglaw general, probably not Regional or Midlaw. Think firms in the 5-25 and 25-50 range generally.

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Re: 3L/Entry Level Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:48 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:What firms are willing to accept 3Ls or Entry Level Associates? (i.e. no SA or Clerkships).

Maybe IP or Tax; Not Biglaw general, probably not Regional or Midlaw. Think firms in the 5-25 and 25-50 range generally.


Explain the "no regional or MidLaw" part?

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Re: 3L/Entry Level Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:00 pm

Just mass or target mail. My understanding from talking to enough firms' recruiting departments is that it depends on their needs. For example, if they extended 100% offers to their SA class, if all of them accept then they may have zero spots for 3L/entry levels, but if less than 100% accept then they may have a spot or two. Your chances probably go up a little bit if the firm's website specifically says they sometimes hire 3L/entry levels, but not necessary.

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Re: 3L/Entry Level Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:50 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What firms are willing to accept 3Ls or Entry Level Associates? (i.e. no SA or Clerkships).

Maybe IP or Tax; Not Biglaw general, probably not Regional or Midlaw. Think firms in the 5-25 and 25-50 range generally.


Explain the "no regional or MidLaw" part?

Regional firms or MidLaw firms will still generally want someone to have been an SA, even at a small firm or firm in another region. Think firms like Baker Donalson, Holland & Hart, or Ungaretti Harris. They don't want to take the risk on someone who can't get or didn't want a job at a private firm because they have no idea if that person is capable of doing private work.




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