JenDarby wrote:mirage1287 wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Should I be mass mailing at a crazy pace like 2Ls would be doing at this time of the year?
Try to clerk at a firm during your 3L. It'll expand your network and you'll gain more substantive experience to put on your resume.
I think internships/jobs of any legal sort are really important during 3L if you don't have a position lined up.
My 2L summer position was never intended to last beyond the summer but I stayed there in the fall and then the spring, and now I'm still there after graduation.
"Worst" case scenario you get experience and network, and best case scenario it converts into full time employment.
I agree w/ Jen and mirage... I am a current valer and have been blanketing the legal market near my school with application materials seeking a part-time law clerk position during the school year... I figure that I need to beef up my résumé to become more competitive for post-LS positions and to be in a position to expand my network...
That said, I just learned that I'm still under consideration for one of the law clerk positions. Fingers crossed... Kinda nervous now.