Advice.. conflicting information on NALP?

(On Campus Interviews, Summer Associate positions, Firm Reviews, Tips, ...)
Forum rules
Anonymous Posting

Anonymous posting is only appropriate when you are revealing sensitive employment related information about a firm, job, etc. You may anonymously respond on topic to these threads. Unacceptable uses include: harassing another user, joking around, testing the feature, or other things that are more appropriate in the lounge.

Failure to follow these rules will get you outed, warned, or banned.
tyr1293
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:18 pm

Advice.. conflicting information on NALP?

Postby tyr1293 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:40 pm

I am a second-year evening student at UH/SMU in Texas well within the top 10% with a lot of extracurriculars (moot court, organizations, etc). I have worked full-time while in law school as a legal assistant for a small firm, but I was hoping to try to get an SA position this summer at a big or mid-sized firm. I know that some firms tend to look down on part-time students (I guess thinking that the grading is easier?), but I also know quite a few pt students at my school who have gotten offers with big firms so I figured I would at least be competitive. However, on NALP there is conflicting information on whether firms are even accepting applications from 2nd year evening students.. This is what a majority of the NALP profiles for big firms say:

2013 Summer Program
Accepting applications from
-Joint degree students graduating in 2015 or later
-Evening students graduating in 2014
-Judicial Clerks
Do you accept applications for the 2013 Summer Program from Joint degree candidates graduating in 2015 or later? Yes
Do you accept applications for the 2013 Summer Program from evening students graduating in 2015? Yes

What do you all make of this? Is it not even worth trying to apply on Dec. 1st? While I would love to try, I don't want to come across as a nuisance or a guy who didn't do his research.

If not, what other summer options should I look at? I worked in-house for a fortune 500 company last summer, and I am interning for a state appellate judge now. Thanks.

User avatar
Lawquacious
Posts: 2037
Joined: Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:36 am

Re: Advice.. conflicting information on NALP?

Postby Lawquacious » Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:54 pm

tyr1293 wrote:I am a second-year evening student at UH/SMU in Texas well within the top 10% with a lot of extracurriculars (moot court, organizations, etc). I have worked full-time while in law school as a legal assistant for a small firm, but I was hoping to try to get an SA position this summer at a big or mid-sized firm. I know that some firms tend to look down on part-time students (I guess thinking that the grading is easier?), but I also know quite a few pt students at my school who have gotten offers with big firms so I figured I would at least be competitive. However, on NALP there is conflicting information on whether firms are even accepting applications from 2nd year evening students.. This is what a majority of the NALP profiles for big firms say:

2013 Summer Program
Accepting applications from
-Joint degree students graduating in 2015 or later
-Evening students graduating in 2014
-Judicial Clerks
Do you accept applications for the 2013 Summer Program from Joint degree candidates graduating in 2015 or later? Yes
Do you accept applications for the 2013 Summer Program from evening students graduating in 2015? Yes

What do you all make of this? Is it not even worth trying to apply on Dec. 1st? While I would love to try, I don't want to come across as a nuisance or a guy who didn't do his research.

If not, what other summer options should I look at? I worked in-house for a fortune 500 company last summer, and I am interning for a state appellate judge now. Thanks.



I would apply. I don't necessarily see the conflict. It says they are accepting evening students who are graduating in 2014; it then asks and answers that it will (also) accept applications from evening students who are set to graduate in 2015.

tyr1293
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:18 pm

Re: Advice.. conflicting information on NALP?

Postby tyr1293 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:07 pm

Lawquacious wrote:
tyr1293 wrote:I am a second-year evening student at UH/SMU in Texas well within the top 10% with a lot of extracurriculars (moot court, organizations, etc). I have worked full-time while in law school as a legal assistant for a small firm, but I was hoping to try to get an SA position this summer at a big or mid-sized firm. I know that some firms tend to look down on part-time students (I guess thinking that the grading is easier?), but I also know quite a few pt students at my school who have gotten offers with big firms so I figured I would at least be competitive. However, on NALP there is conflicting information on whether firms are even accepting applications from 2nd year evening students.. This is what a majority of the NALP profiles for big firms say:

2013 Summer Program
Accepting applications from
-Joint degree students graduating in 2015 or later
-Evening students graduating in 2014
-Judicial Clerks
Do you accept applications for the 2013 Summer Program from Joint degree candidates graduating in 2015 or later? Yes
Do you accept applications for the 2013 Summer Program from evening students graduating in 2015? Yes

What do you all make of this? Is it not even worth trying to apply on Dec. 1st? While I would love to try, I don't want to come across as a nuisance or a guy who didn't do his research.

If not, what other summer options should I look at? I worked in-house for a fortune 500 company last summer, and I am interning for a state appellate judge now. Thanks.



I would apply. I don't necessarily see the conflict. It says they are accepting evening students who are graduating in 2014; it then asks and answers that it will (also) accept applications from evening students who are set to graduate in 2015.



Ok thanks!




Return to “Legal Employment”

Who is online

The online users are hidden on this forum.