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Summer Associate

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:24 pm

When is the ideal time to start applying for summer associate positions and when is it too late?

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Re: Summer Associate

Postby ph14 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:When is the ideal time to start applying for summer associate positions and when is it too late?


1L? 2L? 3L?

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Re: Summer Associate

Postby LawIdiot86 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:29 pm

1L: Dec 1 through grades release depending on the firm.
2L: Staggered from the second week of July to the first week of August.
3L: First week of August through first week of September.

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Re: Summer Associate

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:31 pm

2L and 3L. This semester is my first semester of my second year so I will have one more summer in addition to this one. So begin the application process around the end of the summer prior to the one you are hoping to land a summer associate position?

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Re: Summer Associate

Postby LawIdiot86 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:2L and 3L. This semester is my first semester of my second year so I will have one more summer in addition to this one. So begin the application process around the end of the summer prior to the one you are hoping to land a summer associate position?


Why is this the first semester of second year? Are you a 2E or are you somehow on a five semester plan?

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Re: Summer Associate

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:38 pm

I go to a school that accepts incoming 1Ls in the spring and I was one of those students.

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Re: Summer Associate

Postby LawIdiot86 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I go to a school that accepts incoming 1Ls in the spring and I was one of those students.


Good luck explaining that to firms. I was on an unusual path and had a friend on an off-cycle like you. Firms straight up told us that they couldn't understand a non-3 year program and wouldn't hire people without May 20xx dates that aligned with their plans.

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Re: Summer Associate

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:42 pm

LawIdiot86 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I go to a school that accepts incoming 1Ls in the spring and I was one of those students.


Good luck explaining that to firms. I was on an unusual path and had a friend on an off-cycle like you. Firms straight up told us that they couldn't understand a non-3 year program and wouldn't hire people without May 20xx dates that aligned with their plans.



Ya, I figured as much. Even though this is still a 3 year program?

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Re: Summer Associate

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
LawIdiot86 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I go to a school that accepts incoming 1Ls in the spring and I was one of those students.


Good luck explaining that to firms. I was on an unusual path and had a friend on an off-cycle like you. Firms straight up told us that they couldn't understand a non-3 year program and wouldn't hire people without May 20xx dates that aligned with their plans.



Ya, I figured as much. Even though this is still a 3 year program?



How did you and your friend approach the situation?




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