bdubs wrote:c3pO4 wrote: Large firms are easy to apply to if you are qualified, but in all likelihood you aren't qualified for a V100 1L SA.
Care to elaborate on what would "qualify" someone for a V100 1L SA? Is it just grades, and/or diversity? Are there some experience profiles that they are actually looking for?
A lot of the 1L SA's I heard about were looking for diversity. Some firms come to spring interviews on campus and pick off top performers.
That said, the obsession here with 1L jobs and judicial clerkships is a bit confusing. If you can find something that gets you paid, that's nifty, but it's not a necessity. You can RA for a professor, work for non-profits, volunteer for a govt agency, etc, and dominate 2L employment just fine. Many many of my classmates with big law jobs worked in non-profit or RA'd. Finals are much more important right now than job searching.
In fact, I now think that the most important thing you can do during 1L employment is to work in your target market if you have no ties or weak ties to it.