Lol we're so fucked. I applied to about 275 firms so far (excluding clerkships and gov't shit). Results? Zero (0).
edit: I crack up every time I see "Able Seaman" as a job category on USAJobs.
Damn bro. That's rough. I've had shit results, but I haven't dropped nearly as many apps as you have. Also, re: the Barzam, my plan is to take it where I live and look at which states will give reciprocity or will allow me to only do part of the barzam in their state if I pass here. e.g., If I do well enough on the MC on the Ohio bar, I only have to do the essays if I take the WV bar in February.
Actually not entirely true. I had several clerkship interviews, which actually makes the total lack of firm interest that much more distressing.
I've totally ignored the barzam, so I have to figure out what I'm going to do on that front asap. I've been applying all over the place, so maybe it's related to an irrational hope that I'll nail something in the near future.
hermanblume wrote:Question for wise 3Ls: what's the etiquette on mass-mailing during the summer if you have 2L SA but are looking to upgrade to a firm that is better in your practice area (or if you want to switch practice areas). OK to mass-mail firms in other cities?
Firms in the same city as your 2L SA? Thinking it might be risky because HR people may talk.
Or is it best to wait for 3L OCI and mass-mail at that time?
Emailing APPS in the summer is stupid. Network if you can. It's overwhelmingly likely that no firm will be interested in interviewing you until they see (1) if you got an offer (2) how many offers they are going to give to people in their own SA class. I'd focus on creating targeted apps to firms you're interested in because switching firms is far from a cakewalk. Focus on doing well during your 2L summer. That should be your only goal.