I'm rank 1 (w/ work exp) at a t2 but can't find a summer job

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lobolawyer
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Re: I'm rank 1 (w/ work exp) at a t2 but can't find a summer job

Postby lobolawyer » Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:48 pm

rayiner wrote:
Snape wrote:Should be a good lesson for the outstanding T2 kid! being ranked number 1 as a 2L also won't get you anything unless you go after it...Kid must realize that there are literally thousands of students at higher ranked schools that firms are more likely to recruit...


During 2L OCI, jobs will fall in your lap of you're ranked #1 in your class. Outside of OCI, you really have to send a ton of apps regardless of how good your GPA is.


If OP remains #1 or even close to it, I would bet dollars to donuts that OP has NLJ250 options during OCI.

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Re: I'm rank 1 (w/ work exp) at a t2 but can't find a summer job

Postby Snape » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:06 pm

Not so sure--I mean Yes...most likely OP will land one of those firms as a 2L...but if he is this overconfident and oblivious to the methods of finding legal employment I doubt he will land his ideal or choice firm and I would bet his/her immaturity will clearly sound off during interviews....also, at a "T2" how many firms will be at his OCI and will he correctly do the grunt work which you still must do??

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Re: I'm rank 1 (w/ work exp) at a t2 but can't find a summer job

Postby JustE » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:09 pm

Happy I saw this as a 0L. Not that I would have followed in this guy/gal's footsteps, but I would have assumed anyone who was #1 in their class was a lock for a 1L biglaw firm job.

You learn something new every day :wink:

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Re: I'm rank 1 (w/ work exp) at a t2 but can't find a summer job

Postby newyorker88 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:24 pm

JustE wrote:Happy I saw this as a 0L. Not that I would have followed in this guy/gal's footsteps, but I would have assumed anyone who was #1 in their class was a lock for a 1L biglaw firm job.

You learn something new every day :wink:


1L firm gigs are rare and the few that do exist are for diverse students.

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Re: I'm rank 1 (w/ work exp) at a t2 but can't find a summer job

Postby superhands » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:41 pm

I'm ranked 32nd at a school that TLSers would consider to be a TTT. I only applied to four places, and ended up getting a paying jerb at a law firm this summer. It's nice to be a white male with hair.

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Re: I'm rank 1 (w/ work exp) at a t2 but can't find a summer job

Postby Lil Kev » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:43 am

OP went full aspie. No idea why you'd only send out a few apps.

Start papering shit right now. Like crazy.

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Re: I'm rank 1 (w/ work exp) at a t2 but can't find a summer job

Postby NYC2014 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:33 pm

Update: I was offered a research assistant position today by one of my first semester professors. I also got two callbacks - I've got two federal judge internship interviews late next week.

Feels good, man.




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