When is it too late to mass mail?

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When is it too late to mass mail?

Postby PlessFightsFire » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:23 pm

I've done some but not nearly as much as I would like to have done by now. When is the cutoff date for there no longer being a point?

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Re: When is it too late to mass mail?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:35 pm

I'm pretty sure before August or theres no point

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Re: When is it too late to mass mail?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:39 pm

Depends on the market. In LA/OC, it's best before August, but might be useful into the second week of August. Some secondary markets might extend past that.

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Re: When is it too late to mass mail?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:41 pm

I e-mailed a firm in June to ask when the best time to send my application would be. They told me to send it in August. Should I wait until then or send it now?

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Re: When is it too late to mass mail?

Postby cinephile » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:42 pm

You lose nothing but a few hours. Do it now.

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Re: When is it too late to mass mail?

Postby PlessFightsFire » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:42 pm

What is OC?

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Re: When is it too late to mass mail?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:44 pm

Thanks, cinephile. Zero chance they put the application in a "will read in August" pile that they then forget about?

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Re: When is it too late to mass mail?

Postby piccolittle » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:44 pm

PlessFightsFire wrote:What is OC?

Orange County, I'm guessing

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Re: When is it too late to mass mail?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:45 pm

It's too late when the firm has already filled all their spots. That usually happens by January when they look into 1Ls, but due to no-offers and clerkships, firms will entertain mail applications pretty much whenever.

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Re: When is it too late to mass mail?

Postby cinephile » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Thanks, cinephile. Zero chance they put the application in a "will read in August" pile that they then forget about?


Others in the employment forum have already said they've gotten interviews from their mass mailings. So I don't think they'll wait till August to read your emails.

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Re: When is it too late to mass mail?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:55 pm

Much appreciated.




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