The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

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

Postby piccolittle » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:09 pm

Woooooo I now have interviews with a government org and a PI org lined up and one in-house. Now waiting on decisions from a firm and my first choice PI org. I think I need good news before I get any more of my failgrades.

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

Postby jessuf » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:32 pm

I go to a TTT, I had errors on my cover letters (I referred to the federal district judge as an appellate judge) for judicial internships, and I didn't mass mail until Dec. 16. However, I was offered an internship a couple days after I mailed out my stuff. Maybe my district isn't as competitive?

I'd say there's definitely still hope for people as far as federal judicial internships (prob not COA, though).

What district will everyone be in? I'm in the Middle District of Florida.

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

Postby NYC Law » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:05 pm

Jessuf wrote:I go to a TTT, I had errors on my cover letters (I referred to the federal district judge as an appellate judge) for judicial internships, and I didn't mass mail until Dec. 16. However, I was offered an internship a couple days after I mailed out my stuff. Maybe my district isn't as competitive?

I'd say there's definitely still hope for people as far as federal judicial internships (prob not COA, though).

What district will everyone be in? I'm in the Middle District of Florida.


Same district, dont go to a TTT, no calls.... Do you go to a FL school?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:39 pm

anyone receive a TX firm offer yet?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:anyone receive a TX firm offer yet?


Not me, but I was wondering the same thing so I started this thread for 1Ls trying to get Texas biglaw this summer:

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=175675

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

Postby jessuf » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:13 pm

NYC Law wrote:
Jessuf wrote:I go to a TTT, I had errors on my cover letters (I referred to the federal district judge as an appellate judge) for judicial internships, and I didn't mass mail until Dec. 16. However, I was offered an internship a couple days after I mailed out my stuff. Maybe my district isn't as competitive?

I'd say there's definitely still hope for people as far as federal judicial internships (prob not COA, though).

What district will everyone be in? I'm in the Middle District of Florida.


Same district, dont go to a TTT, no calls.... Do you go to a FL school?


Yes. There are some judges who are alums of my school, but I didn't hear back from any of them. Not sure how the selection process works exactly.

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

Postby NYC Law » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:15 pm

Jessuf wrote:
NYC Law wrote:
Jessuf wrote:I go to a TTT, I had errors on my cover letters (I referred to the federal district judge as an appellate judge) for judicial internships, and I didn't mass mail until Dec. 16. However, I was offered an internship a couple days after I mailed out my stuff. Maybe my district isn't as competitive?

I'd say there's definitely still hope for people as far as federal judicial internships (prob not COA, though).

What district will everyone be in? I'm in the Middle District of Florida.


Same district, dont go to a TTT, no calls.... Do you go to a FL school?


Yes. There are some judges who are alums of my school, but I didn't hear back from any of them. Not sure how the selection process works exactly.


From your name I think we went to the same school. Applied to every Fed Judge in Middle District, just heard back from 1 magistrate. Maybe location does matter :|

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

Postby FeelTheHeat » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:19 pm

Definitely doing a judicial internship this summer, just remains to be seen if it will be state or federal...crossing my fingers for the latter, hoping my connections come through

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

Postby jessuf » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:31 pm

NYC Law wrote:
From your name I think we went to the same school. Applied to every Fed Judge in Middle District, just heard back from 1 magistrate. Maybe location does matter :|


Did/do you go to UF? The judges here LOVE UF students. My judge is a UF alum and pretty much exclusively hires UF clerks - not sure about interns, though.

A lot of my 2L friends interned with magistrates in the fall, and some of them sound pretty awesome (free baseball games during internship hours).

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

Postby NYC Law » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:33 pm

Jessuf wrote:
NYC Law wrote:
From your name I think we went to the same school. Applied to every Fed Judge in Middle District, just heard back from 1 magistrate. Maybe location does matter :|


Did/do you go to UF? The judges here LOVE UF students. My judge is a UF alum and pretty much exclusively hires UF clerks - not sure about interns, though.

A lot of my 2L friends interned with magistrates in the fall, and some of them sound pretty awesome (free baseball games during internship hours).


For UG. I think it is helping me out some, pretty much any job call I've gotten was from a UF alum, but I guess the NY Law school is turning them off a bit.

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

Postby NYC Law » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:07 am

Ugh... Probably shouldn't have waited for the night before resume/cover letter submissions were due to start working on my public interest career fair resumes. 2 down, 33 to go.

I blame my school. They didn't give us the correct resume submission deadline until the 8th, the deadline is the 10th.

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

Postby Guchster » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:12 am

piccolittle wrote:Woooooo I now have interviews with a government org and a PI org lined up and one in-house. Now waiting on decisions from a firm and my first choice PI org. I think I need good news before I get any more of my failgrades.


YAY!! Congrats!

PS I had Shaw too! here's to getting our grades back in march, lol.

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

Postby piccolittle » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:26 pm

PI phone interview ended just now. God that was rough.

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Postby ilovesf » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:30 pm

piccolittle wrote:PI phone interview ended just now. God that was rough.

why so rough? I'm sending out my federal district court apps out tonight, sooo nervous.

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

Postby theavrock » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:31 pm

ilovesf wrote:
piccolittle wrote:PI phone interview ended just now. God that was rough.

why so rough? I'm sending out my federal district court apps out tonight, sooo nervous.


With your grades I am sure you'll kill it. Do well!

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

Postby piccolittle » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:32 pm

ilovesf wrote:
piccolittle wrote:PI phone interview ended just now. God that was rough.

why so rough? I'm sending out my federal district court apps out tonight, sooo nervous.

Obviously wasn't prepared and didn't know nearly enough about the area of law they specialize in. Luckily it wasn't my first choice but I felt bad about being such a poor candidate. Have another application out with a similar org so hopefully I can improve on this experience for next time.

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

Postby Haymarket » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:24 pm

I just got a call from the firm I interviewed with in Chicago to do a call-back interview next week.

Oh sweet Jesus am I nervous. I would kill for this job.

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

Postby ilovesf » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:30 pm

Haymarket wrote:I just got a call from the firm I interviewed with in Chicago to do a call-back interview next week.

Oh sweet Jesus am I nervous. I would kill for this job.

Good luck and congrats!

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

Postby Haymarket » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:32 pm

ilovesf wrote:
Haymarket wrote:I just got a call from the firm I interviewed with in Chicago to do a call-back interview next week.

Oh sweet Jesus am I nervous. I would kill for this job.

Good luck and congrats!

Thanks SF! I'll let y'all know how it goes when it's over.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:55 pm

Haymarket wrote:I just got a call from the firm I interviewed with in Chicago to do a call-back interview next week.

Oh sweet Jesus am I nervous. I would kill for this job.


Think I have a call back at the same firm. Good luck with your interview. I hope they have more than one position available :-)

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

Postby Stringer6 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:12 pm

NYC Law wrote:Ugh... Probably shouldn't have waited for the night before resume/cover letter submissions were due to start working on my public interest career fair resumes. 2 down, 33 to go.

I blame my school. They didn't give us the correct resume submission deadline until the 8th, the deadline is the 10th.


FYI, you only have to do 25 for tomorrow. you can do the other 10 for the 16th.

it's not that bad, but don't forget to allocate time for converting stuff from doc to pdf and adjusting formatting issues.

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

Postby NYC Law » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:14 pm

Stringer6 wrote:
NYC Law wrote:Ugh... Probably shouldn't have waited for the night before resume/cover letter submissions were due to start working on my public interest career fair resumes. 2 down, 33 to go.

I blame my school. They didn't give us the correct resume submission deadline until the 8th, the deadline is the 10th.


FYI, you only have to do 25 for tomorrow. you can do the other 10 for the 16th.

it's not that bad, but don't forget to allocate time for converting stuff from doc to pdf and adjusting formatting issues.


I save all my cover letters in Word and PDF format, no conversion necessary 8)

16 down, 19 to go.

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

Postby Stringer6 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:16 pm

NYC Law wrote:
Stringer6 wrote:
NYC Law wrote:Ugh... Probably shouldn't have waited for the night before resume/cover letter submissions were due to start working on my public interest career fair resumes. 2 down, 33 to go.

I blame my school. They didn't give us the correct resume submission deadline until the 8th, the deadline is the 10th.


FYI, you only have to do 25 for tomorrow. you can do the other 10 for the 16th.

it's not that bad, but don't forget to allocate time for converting stuff from doc to pdf and adjusting formatting issues.


I save all my cover letters in Word and PDF format, no conversion necessary 8)

16 down, 19 to go.


...you saw what i wrote about 25 for tomorrow, other 10 for the 16th, right?

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

Postby NYC Law » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:17 pm

Stringer6 wrote:
NYC Law wrote:
Stringer6 wrote:
NYC Law wrote:Ugh... Probably shouldn't have waited for the night before resume/cover letter submissions were due to start working on my public interest career fair resumes. 2 down, 33 to go.

I blame my school. They didn't give us the correct resume submission deadline until the 8th, the deadline is the 10th.


FYI, you only have to do 25 for tomorrow. you can do the other 10 for the 16th.

it's not that bad, but don't forget to allocate time for converting stuff from doc to pdf and adjusting formatting issues.


I save all my cover letters in Word and PDF format, no conversion necessary 8)

16 down, 19 to go.


...you saw what i wrote about 25 for tomorrow, other 10 for the 16th, right?


Yeah, trying to knock em all out tonight, but if not then I'll do the other 10 later.

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

Postby Stringer6 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:19 pm

godspeed




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