Law firms that tend to hire rising 3Ls

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vegeta
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Law firms that tend to hire rising 3Ls

Postby vegeta » Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:41 am

Trying to target the right firms. Let me know your thoughts and experiences!

`Preciated.

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Re: Law firms that tend to hire rising 3Ls

Postby timbs4339 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:30 am

Did you have a SA position?

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Re: Law firms that tend to hire rising 3Ls

Postby vegeta » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:01 pm

timbs4339 wrote:Did you have a SA position?


Nope.

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Re: Law firms that tend to hire rising 3Ls

Postby $$$$$$ » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:08 pm

interested as well

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Re: Law firms that tend to hire rising 3Ls

Postby ran12 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:42 pm

I don't have specific firms offhand b/c it's different year to year based on need. However, in regard to the no SA experience, I think it'll be held against you if you've never had at least a firm experience. From what I've seen kids who did a bunch of PI work for example, had absolutely no shot at a firm b/c they were basically typecast as that type of person.

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Re: Law firms that tend to hire rising 3Ls

Postby timbs4339 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:51 pm

vegeta wrote:
timbs4339 wrote:Did you have a SA position?


Nope.


There are firms that generally try to poach from other firms, these include off the top of my head Cravath, STB, Latham, Cleary, Paul Weiss.

Firms I know have called back people without SAs are Willkie, MoFo, Dechert, Cahill.

Any firm that is non-V10 and that does not regularly show up at 3L OCI is a good bet. Some firms show up each year and never hire anyone.

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Re: Law firms that tend to hire rising 3Ls

Postby $$$$$$ » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:14 am

I know I heard that about PI, so I landed a finance gig at a hedge fund for half the summer (no fucking clue how), will this play well with firms?

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Re: Law firms that tend to hire rising 3Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:03 pm

timbs4339 wrote:Did you have a SA position?

I do have a 2L SA position right now, how does that effect things?

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Re: Law firms that tend to hire rising 3Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:12 pm

I'm assuming working for a federal agency is slightly better than PI-type things, but worse than SA, true?

What if the federal agency operates in the same arena as you are interested in (like EPA wanting to do enviro law at a firm)?

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Re: Law firms that tend to hire rising 3Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:37 pm

Kirkland and Cleary (NY).

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Re: Law firms that tend to hire rising 3Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:07 am

I can second Cahill hiring 3L without summering at a firm.

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Re: Law firms that tend to hire rising 3Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:13 pm

Any LA firms?

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Re: Law firms that tend to hire rising 3Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:31 pm

Unless we're talking about big law, I don't necessary agree with the PI spin. I worked at my local PD office both summers and was able to spin the litigation experience I got into interviews with some mid-size firms (150+ attorneys). FWIW, though I have no LR, I have pretty good grades and I'm URM, so that might've helped.

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Re: Law firms that tend to hire rising 3Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:41 pm

I'm at a CCN and V50 now, had drastic grade improvement my second year, and interviewing with STB and Paul Weiss. I worked at a small boutique firm founded by an associate from a V5 my 1L summer. What are my chances?

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Re: Law firms that tend to hire rising 3Ls

Postby iheartlaw » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:33 pm

Any firms from California looking for 3L's?




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