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imchuckbass58
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Re: 1L Judicial intern

Postby imchuckbass58 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:19 pm

Ofta3184 wrote:How do yall guys suggest working with 1L SA interviews and interviews with federal judges?

Should you not even schedule interviews with judges (since they offer so quickly) if you happen to get a 1L SA interview?


It's tricky. Some (many) judges will be amenable to a split if you get a 1L SA. They understand the situation you're in and how it's hard to turn down an opportunity to make that much money when you're paying for school.

Chances are this isn't an issue. Unless you end up top 10% at a T10 after first semester, are a URM, or have some sort of strong connection to a firm, 1L SAs are just not happening. Even if you are top 10%, it's iffy. Aside from URMs and connections, I can literally count on one hand the number of people I know who got 1L SAs at CLS.

target
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Re: 1L Judicial intern

Postby target » Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:47 am

drmguy wrote:The envelopes I bought came with "Resume Enclosed Do Not Bend" stickers. Should I use these?


My question is along this line. Should I send out cover letter and resume in a typical two-fold while envelope? Or in a big envelope? I realize this is a noob question, but I never do this before, so any advice is appreciated.

kaiser
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Re: 1L Judicial intern

Postby kaiser » Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:55 am

target wrote:
drmguy wrote:The envelopes I bought came with "Resume Enclosed Do Not Bend" stickers. Should I use these?


My question is along this line. Should I send out cover letter and resume in a typical two-fold while envelope? Or in a big envelope? I realize this is a noob question, but I never do this before, so any advice is appreciated.


I went with the large fancy envelope. Sure, it cost me hundreds to do all the printing, buying the envelopes, paying the postage, etc. for 140 judges (plus update once I got my grades back). I'm sure it would be fine to get the smaller folding envelopes, but I just wanted the presentation to be as good as possible.

target
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Re: 1L Judicial intern

Postby target » Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:01 am

kaiser wrote:
target wrote:
drmguy wrote:The envelopes I bought came with "Resume Enclosed Do Not Bend" stickers. Should I use these?


My question is along this line. Should I send out cover letter and resume in a typical two-fold while envelope? Or in a big envelope? I realize this is a noob question, but I never do this before, so any advice is appreciated.


I went with the large fancy envelope. Sure, it cost me hundreds to do all the printing, buying the envelopes, paying the postage, etc. for 140 judges (plus update once I got my grades back). I'm sure it would be fine to get the smaller folding envelopes, but I just wanted the presentation to be as good as possible.


Thanks. Although, I don't think I can afford sending out to 140 judges using fancy envelopes. I may just send the nice one to judges in my hometown and those who I think I have a chance.

ak362
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Re: 1L Judicial intern

Postby ak362 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:17 pm

I eventually stopped using the fancy envelopes and went with the traditional manila ones. I sent a manila one to the state supreme court judge that I ended up working for after my 1L year. I don't think it really matters. (Though, resume/cover letter still should use resume paper; Fedex-Kinkos is pretty clutch for that.)




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