seahawks2014 wrote:Been a lurker since my 0L days, finally decided to participate because I ran out of real people to talk to about the LOLschool job search. I am a 3L at a T6. Summered at a mid-sized firm (60-70 lawyers) that did not extend offers to anyone in the summer class. Didn't get a "yes" or "no" and it looked like they just wanted some help for the summer. Gave up on entry-level associate positions at a firm (received a couple callbacks in the fall and got dinged). Now I'm looking at compliance jobs. I saw earlier in the forum where people said this was pretty much impossible. That being said, the general response for 3L jobseekers seems to be that everything legal or legal-related or any job over 50k+healthcare is impossible. Would anyone be willing to provide more info on Compliance Associate positions at a bank like Citi or Goldman?
I can't comment on a compliance position in the financial industry, but in August, I was able to land a position as a contracts manager in a different industry. I'm overall happy with my salary/benefits, and I had the fortune that my department was restructured, which changed my title from "contracts manager" to "staff attorney." There are a lot of contracts manager jobs out there, and while I can't promise you'll end up being an attorney for the company, you get to do a lot of attorney like things (negotiating, drafting, advising, etc.). Also, a lot of contracts manager jobs will say they want 5+ years experience, but some will waive that requirement with the JD (mine did). Hope that helps.