The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

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

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:54 pm

Puttanesca wrote:Anyone hear from a firm or judge in California - LA/SF/OC?

Interview scheduled with C.D. Ca. judge.

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

Postby 071816 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:56 pm

Two rejections from CA Central District Court judges who apparently aren't hiring externs.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:20 pm

I just got an interview at a midlaw firm in a secondary market. T14, strong ties, non-diversity. Also just heard back from a state AG, saying they received my application (applied a week ago and this is the first I heard from them, so don't lose hope if you don't get a response right away to an application).

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

Postby piccolittle » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:32 pm

First response, rejection. On to contracts tomorrow.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:42 pm

Got a call today to do a phone interview for a prominent PI group. The only problem is that it's in one of their field offices that was low on my priority list. Not sure how to feel... :|

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

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I am:
1L, minority, BS undergrad top 10% (IP qualified, no pat bar yet), T14, 1+ yr of w/e, and have a connection to a(n) interested firm(s) through on-campus networking.
Watch me get an offer job by Dec. 3rd.

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nonprofit-profit wrote:Anyone hear anything from Texas firms yet? I figured it would take a few days to get a response, but it seems as though others have already heard back in some form or another.


I will get back to you in 2 days. I am expecting an offer letter =D


Ok, so it took me a little longer than I expected but I got my biglaw offer!!!
So here is some encouragement to you all: It can be done. Just market your skills that no one else has, show firms why you are valuable, and NETWORK NETWORK NETWORK. and be born a minority - that helps too.

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

Postby adonai » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:28 pm

Interview with the USAO. Man, coming from where I'm coming from, I'm surprised and honored.

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

Postby zomginternets » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:47 pm

adonai wrote:Interview with the USAO. Man, coming from where I'm coming from, I'm surprised and honored.


Congrats man!

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

Postby adonai » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:19 pm

zomginternets wrote:
adonai wrote:Interview with the USAO. Man, coming from where I'm coming from, I'm surprised and honored.


Congrats man!

Thanks bro!

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

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:41 pm

Interview lined up with an NLJ 250 firm in my hometown (Midwestern secondary market). T14, non-URM. Fingers crossed.

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

Postby shoeshine » Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:28 am

Letter from a firm asking for a writing sample. Can I send it by email if they sent it by snail mail?

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

Postby Ofta3184 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:33 am

i'd do both dude. I've been having problems getting lost in the email-inbox flood those firms must be getting (from tons of 1Ls applying)

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

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:46 am

Ofta3184 wrote:i'd do both dude. I've been having problems getting lost in the email-inbox flood those firms must be getting (from tons of 1Ls applying)


So did you resubmit via snail mail? I think I'm having the same problem.

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

Postby shoeshine » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:25 pm

cowgirl_bebop wrote:
Ofta3184 wrote:i'd do both dude. I've been having problems getting lost in the email-inbox flood those firms must be getting (from tons of 1Ls applying)


So did you resubmit via snail mail? I think I'm having the same problem.


IDK what markets you both applied in but I have not had any trouble with that. I sent out resumes and cover letters by email on December 1st and heard back from a majority of the firms. I always thought email was the primary way these firms wanted to communicate.

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

Postby NYC Law » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:33 pm

I missed a call from the courthouse this morning but they didn't leave a message... And the number is just for the general courthouse, not a specific judge :|

And I got another firm rejection.
2 down, 2 to go.

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

Postby Puttanesca » Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:18 pm

shoeshine wrote:Letter from a firm asking for a writing sample. Can I send it by email if they sent it by snail mail?


Do both. If the firm is sending through snail mail, looks like they might prefer snail mail to receive things, but you could send an email too and just say something like, "I have sent a hard copy of my writing sample through the mail. I have also attached a copy of my writing sample to this email in case you would like an electronic version."

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Ofta3184 wrote:i'd do both dude. I've been having problems getting lost in the email-inbox flood those firms must be getting (from tons of 1Ls applying)


So did you resubmit via snail mail? I think I'm having the same problem.


Are you saying this because you haven't heard back? I think a lot of people haven't heard back, especially in major markets. In the smaller market I applied to, I heard back from 50%, and in the larger market, haven't heard back from a single employer.

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

Postby shock259 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:26 pm

Started hearing back from judges. Flurry of emails asking me for more info, expressing interest. Some want to wait for grades/writing sample. Others don't seem to care. One interview next week. Rest I haven't set up yet. For each email of interest, I'm getting 3-4 rejections. Also getting a few responses saying they will hire in February or March.

I haven't heard from the vast majority of the judges I mailed, although it's only been about a week and a half. I'm actually surprised how many I have heard from.

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

Postby Bildungsroman » Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:28 pm

adonai wrote:Interview with the USAO. Man, coming from where I'm coming from, I'm surprised and honored.

I'm jelly, I haven't heard back from either of the USAO offices I applied to yet.

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

Postby ilovesf » Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:31 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
adonai wrote:Interview with the USAO. Man, coming from where I'm coming from, I'm surprised and honored.

I'm jelly, I haven't heard back from either of the USAO offices I applied to yet.

I have a feeling this thread will lead me to intense jealously and decreased feelings of self worth.

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

Postby r6_philly » Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:58 pm

Interview request with a top firm. 2 grade request from 2 others. Maybe they are finally getting around to review all the applications.

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

Postby target » Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:02 pm

And when I feel I don't want study anymore, grade requests give me the needed energy... :|

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

Postby AreJay711 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:04 pm

So, Im starting to think I applied to too many judges. I ran the gamut in my home district and have 5 inteviews set up and a few that mailed me back saying they make their decisions in Feb - April.

Does anyone know about senior judges? My first interview is with a senior judge. It seems kind of cool because it seems like they give him interesting cases since all of his cases are published but idk. That makes me think he is doing more than supervising discovery and watching juries.

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

Postby r6_philly » Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:08 pm

AreJay711 wrote:So, Im starting to think I applied to too many judges. I ran the gamut in my home district and have 5 inteviews set up and a few that mailed me back saying they make their decisions in Feb - April.

Does anyone know about senior judges? My first interview is with a senior judge. It seems kind of cool because it seems like they give him interesting cases since all of his cases are published but idk. That makes me think he is doing more than supervising discovery and watching juries.


It's definitely not too many because once you get an offer you can canceled the rest. On the other hand, until you get an offer, you haven't applied to enough.

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

Postby AP-375 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:31 pm

Just got a grade request and holiday reception invitation to V100. Is that anything special? (i.e. worth the airfare halfway across the country?)

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

Postby shoeshine » Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:33 pm

AP-375 wrote:Just got a grade request and holiday reception invitation to V100. Is that anything special? (i.e. worth the airfare halfway across the country?)


Nothing is worth that airfare unless it is an interview. IMHO.

The holiday receptions are usually open to anyone so it is not a big enough deal to fly across the country for.




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