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3L Hiring Options

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:07 am

T-45 school, top 25% (as close to top 20% without being in it), Editor-in-Chief of secondary journal, SA position 2L summer at very well-respected mid-size commercial litigation firm in a major market (firm does not give out offers to SAs and only hires laterals), 9th Circuit externship 1L summer.

Just trying to figure out realistically what my chance are going into 3L OCI and when I should begin mass mailing firms.

Thanks for your help!

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Re: 3L Hiring Options

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:47 am

Oh, I forgot to mention my 2L GPA was 3.7+ (somewhere around top 5-7%) and I will be having my note published in the next year.

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Re: 3L Hiring Options

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:16 pm

Almost same boat. I'm planning on mass-mailing at the beginning of August, but I'm not sure if firms will even look at 3L resumes until they've done their summer hiring. Still, earlier seems better than later. Good luck.

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Re: 3L Hiring Options

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:37 pm

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Re: 3L Hiring Options

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:22 am

Same boat. Same plan.

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Re: 3L Hiring Options

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:43 am

So is the conventional wisdom that, as a 3L, one should wait until August to begin mass mailing firms?

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Re: 3L Hiring Options

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:19 am

I plan to start mass mailing mid-July.

Slightly better stats (~top 15%, LR, big law SA). Not holding out any hope though as 3L OCI at my school is worthless and mass mailing feels like playing the lotto

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Re: 3L Hiring Options

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I plan to start mass mailing mid-July.

Slightly better stats (~top 15%, LR, big law SA). Not holding out any hope though as 3L OCI at my school is worthless and mass mailing feels like playing the lotto


Are you looking to upgrade?

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Re: 3L Hiring Options

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I plan to start mass mailing mid-July.

Slightly better stats (~top 15%, LR, big law SA). Not holding out any hope though as 3L OCI at my school is worthless and mass mailing feels like playing the lotto


Wouldn't mass mailing in the middle of your summer program look bad?

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Re: 3L Hiring Options

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I plan to start mass mailing mid-July.

Slightly better stats (~top 15%, LR, big law SA). Not holding out any hope though as 3L OCI at my school is worthless and mass mailing feels like playing the lotto


Wouldn't mass mailing in the middle of your summer program look bad?

Why would it look better at the end?

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Re: 3L Hiring Options

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I plan to start mass mailing mid-July.

Slightly better stats (~top 15%, LR, big law SA). Not holding out any hope though as 3L OCI at my school is worthless and mass mailing feels like playing the lotto


Are you looking to upgrade?

Nope, just covering my ass. Firm was in my market of choice and ~V50, so i was very happy.

SA is already over (first half summer).

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Re: 3L Hiring Options

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:10 pm

I also want to do the same.

But summer program is over at the end of July - when do you recommend for me to start mass mailing?

Also, does mass mail include a cover letter for that particular firm, or just resume and transcript?

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Re: 3L Hiring Options

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I also want to do the same.

But summer program is over at the end of July - when do you recommend for me to start mass mailing?

Also, does mass mail include a cover letter for that particular firm, or just resume and transcript?

Dude, what? Yes you need a cover letter. It goes in the body of your email, addressed to the recruiting coordinator listed on NALP.




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