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Law Clerk for Law Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:42 am

Where do you find openings for these positions during the school year? Strictly through symplicity or do you mass-mail? I very rarely find any openings. I assume their selection process would be the same for law clerks as it is for SAs?

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Re: Law Clerk for Law Firms

Postby ObLaDiObLaDa » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:38 pm

Every day I'm hustling...

Doesn't hurt to send out some mass mail but with part-time during the school year I would think symplicity is probably your best option.

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Re: Law Clerk for Law Firms

Postby Grizz » Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:53 pm

Where do you find them? Knowing people.

Yes, apply to all of them on Symplicity. But a lot of these positions may be unadvertised. Also, there's no hiring timetable, like with biglaw, so there's no hiring season. Hiring happens quickly and as-needed. This sort of undercuts the effectiveness of mass mails, but you do what you gotta do.


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Re: Law Clerk for Law Firms

Postby zomginternets » Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:26 pm

I think most mid-size firms like to have part time clerks during the school year. Just email their recruiting contact to see if they have any openings.


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Re: Law Clerk for Law Firms

Postby Renzo » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:40 pm

I've had pretty good success finding term-time gigs. In order of effectiveness, I would say:

1) symplicity

2) cold mail/email any corporations in the area large enough to have a substantial in-house department

3) cold email small boutique-ey firms (and other small firms)

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Re: Law Clerk for Law Firms

Postby roguey » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:10 am

I found a position by talking to one of the adjunct instructors about my interest in immigration law. His best friend in law school has his own immigration firm in town and my instructor put me in contact with him. I had a lunch meeting with him, and about a month later the attorney called me and asked if I would be available to work part time. This may be best if you know you want to work in a specific area. You never know who people know.

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Re: Law Clerk for Law Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:43 am

I emailed a solo practitioner who practices in the area I'm interested in to set up a meeting to just talk about her practice and halfway through she asked me if I wanted to do some work for her. I've been working for her part-time for the past 9 months now.

Obviously pretty atypical, but it happens.

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