The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby NYC Law » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:55 am

So SES counts? fuck.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:56 am

Haven't gotten anything yet, a bunch of Texas District judges saying they are done hiring. Going to the Public Career fair at UT in Austin next week. Have two prescreens and hoping to have better luck at table talking.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby bk1 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:03 am

NYC Law wrote:So SES counts? fuck.


I think so.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby sundance95 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:06 am

I wouldn't assume that just because low SES is listed in the ad, low SES will suffice by itself to get these interviews/jobs.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby bk1 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:12 am

sundance95 wrote:I wouldn't assume that just because low SES is listed in the ad, low SES will suffice by itself to get these interviews/jobs.


Agreed. But it might still be worth it to apply.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Lwoods » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:46 pm

PSA: Not to make you guys extra crazy, but check the junk/spam folder of the email you list on your resume.

I just received an email letting me know that I was sent an offer earlier this month but because I never confirmed they were going to extend the offer to another student. I never had a formal interview with that judge, but he did call me, and I enjoyed speaking with him. I'm slightly mortified that he was given the impression that I'm a flake these past few weeks, but responded right away to clear up the situation. Since I received and accepted a summer offer last month, mine is simply a matter of personal reputation. However, for those of you still playing the waiting game, you might want to check your spam folders.
(Note: I don't know that his email wound up in my spam box as anything from that date has since been auto-deleted, but that seems the most likely result.)

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby piccolittle » Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:19 pm

Lwoods wrote:PSA: Not to make you guys extra crazy, but check the junk/spam folder of the email you list on your resume.

I just received an email letting me know that I was sent an offer earlier this month but because I never confirmed they were going to extend the offer to another student. I never had a formal interview with that judge, but he did call me, and I enjoyed speaking with him. I'm slightly mortified that he was given the impression that I'm a flake these past few weeks, but responded right away to clear up the situation. Since I received and accepted a summer offer last month, mine is simply a matter of personal reputation. However, for those of you still playing the waiting game, you might want to check your spam folders.
(Note: I don't know that his email wound up in my spam box as anything from that date has since been auto-deleted, but that seems the most likely result.)


Yep, +100000 to this. I have been checking my spam folder every day and finding good stuff in there (job stuff, not just pills :P).

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby kapital98 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:04 pm

Lasers wrote:is a government agency like the DOL a good alternative to a firm job for 1L summer?


I'm curious about this too.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby r6_philly » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:06 pm

Got 4 interviews out of 6 bids for my spring OCI. Good day :)

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby NYC Law » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:07 pm

I have a total of 3 employers I'm allowed to bid on for Spring OCI... :|

I'm hoping that A in Torts will at least snag me an interview with USAO Civil.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby r6_philly » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:09 pm

NYC Law wrote:I have a total of 3 employers I'm allowed to bid on for Spring OCI... :|

I'm hoping that A in Torts will at least snag me an interview with USAO Civil.


We have 13, a bit more than half are paid. I got every paid position I wanted to apply for. Very happy.

Good luck with the USAO (and your grade). My USAO bid did not work out. Maybe it's a sign.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Lwoods » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:10 pm

r6_philly wrote:Got 4 interviews out of 6 bids for my spring OCI. Good day :)


Yay, congrats!!

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby beachbum » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:14 pm

Officially accepted an offer from a district court in the region I want to work. Couldn't be happier. Good luck to everyone.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby piccolittle » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:18 pm

beachbum wrote:Officially accepted an offer from a district court in the region I want to work. Couldn't be happier. Good luck to everyone.

Yay, congrats!!!

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Guchster » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:19 pm

beachbum wrote:Officially accepted an offer from a district court in the region I want to work. Couldn't be happier. Good luck to everyone.


Massive winning. Congrats!

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Guchster » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:21 pm

r6_philly wrote:Got 4 interviews out of 6 bids for my spring OCI. Good day :)


This is great! Good job!

I got 2/5 at my OCI today. I'm lol'ing cuz I ranked those 2 last to take up space. Not trying to be a douche so I just released those two interviews to my classmates. Meh.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby r6_philly » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:23 pm

Lwoods wrote:
r6_philly wrote:Got 4 interviews out of 6 bids for my spring OCI. Good day :)


Yay, congrats!!


Thanks! I was expecting like 1 or 2. Maybe everyone already has a job?

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby r6_philly » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:24 pm

Guchster wrote:
r6_philly wrote:Got 4 interviews out of 6 bids for my spring OCI. Good day :)


This is great! Good job!

I got 2/5 at my OCI today. I'm lol'ing cuz I ranked those 2 last to take up space. Not trying to be a douche so I just released those two interviews to my classmates. Meh.


you didn't get your top bids? I didn't get my last two. I still hope to have a job before then ... can't be dragging this on forever through the semester.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby 071816 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:26 pm

r6_philly wrote:Got 4 interviews out of 6 bids for my spring OCI. Good day :)


Good shit. Out of curiosity, what types of employers?

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby r6_philly » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:40 pm

chimp wrote:
r6_philly wrote:Got 4 interviews out of 6 bids for my spring OCI. Good day :)


Good shit. Out of curiosity, what types of employers?


Firms and a corporation. We had a fair for PI stuff earlier and I got nothing. Can't believe paying jobs are not as in demand.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby piccolittle » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:40 pm

1 interview for OCI, but it was my top choice so I'm not complaining. :)

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby 071816 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:43 pm

r6_philly wrote:
chimp wrote:
r6_philly wrote:Got 4 interviews out of 6 bids for my spring OCI. Good day :)


Good shit. Out of curiosity, what types of employers?


Firms and a corporation. We had a fair for PI stuff earlier and I got nothing. Can't believe paying jobs are not as in demand.


Yea that strikes me as weird. Maybe your resume wasn't very PI-focused?

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Guchster » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:43 pm

piccolittle wrote:1 interview for OCI, but it was my top choice so I'm not complaining. :)


This is great! All you need is 1, and it's the one you want! Are you looking to take it, even though you have that offer expiration coming up? Congrats :)

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby r6_philly » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:48 pm

chimp wrote:
Yea that strikes me as weird. Maybe your resume wasn't very PI-focused?


We have lottery.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Lwoods » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:45 pm

r6_philly wrote:
chimp wrote:
r6_philly wrote:Got 4 interviews out of 6 bids for my spring OCI. Good day :)


Good shit. Out of curiosity, what types of employers?


Firms and a corporation. We had a fair for PI stuff earlier and I got nothing. Can't believe paying jobs are not as in demand.


Or it could just be your killer resume. ;)




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