So a few days ago, I mentioned that the firm that no-offered me, then allowed me to clerk for a year hourly, then laid me off after the bar had just lost an associate. Folks encouraged me to reach out and it made sense, so I e-mailed the managing partner last Friday. I got radio silence.
This morning, the managing partner endorsed me on LinkedIn for "Legal Writing."
To me, that just means the managing partner was scoping you out on LinkedIn. I would give them a call ASAP... don't read between the lines anymore until you have some more concrete info.
Void wrote:At my school it is generally considered douchey to bring up one's gainful employment (or grades, for that matter) unless directly asked about it. Kind of like how old money rich folk think that discussing finances is rude, and when pressed, refer to themselves as "comfortable," or "upper middle class."
And if you peruse this thread more, you'll see that the percent of "offers" your peers at law school will actually have is probably a lot lower than what you'd expect. Go look up your school's NALP numbers and see the job offer % info. I think something like 40% of the employed from my school's prior class had jobs pre-Bar exam. So not heavy numbers by any imagination. Everyone in school generally has a feel that the job hunt is one part magic, one part daddy's Rolodex.