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How late am I?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:26 pm

2L, top 20% at t40 SE school, Law Review. So, officially all of my lines in the water have come up blank and I am just trying to figure out how late/ screwed I am in finding something. I get that biglaw is gone (I struck out on those in OCI), but I am more interested in small to mid-sized (prefer around 30 lawyers) in corp or real estate in a mid-sized or big market. Someone told me that smaller firms really don't start looking until the new year, but I am just checking to see if this is true. Can anyone give me an idea about this? Thanks

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Re: How late am I?

Postby snowpeach06 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:2L, top 20% at t40 SE school, Law Review. So, officially all of my lines in the water have come up blank and I am just trying to figure out how late/ screwed I am in finding something. I get that biglaw is gone (I struck out on those in OCI), but I am more interested in small to mid-sized (prefer around 30 lawyers) in corp or real estate in a mid-sized or big market. Someone told me that smaller firms really don't start looking until the new year, but I am just checking to see if this is true. Can anyone give me an idea about this? Thanks

After my 1L year I got a small firm job in early May. I wouldn't freak out too much. Smaller firms do often wait to do their hiring til' they see what their needs are.

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Re: How late am I?

Postby IAFG » Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:49 pm

There is nothing to gain from this question. The question shouldn't be "how fucked am I" but rather "what should I be doing," and admiring your problem isn't on the list of things you should be doing.

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Re: How late am I?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:01 pm

IAFG wrote:There is nothing to gain from this question. The question shouldn't be "how fucked am I" but rather "what should I be doing," and admiring your problem isn't on the list of things you should be doing.


OP here - I get this and I do not want to give off the image that I am sitting in a darkened room with a shotgun and a bottle of jack daniels (well.... at least no shotgun...). Self-pity isn't my thing. I am just trying to reassess and figure how I need to go forward, where I should be applying, how to go about it, etc. Maybe the better question would be if anyone had thoughts/ advice on that?

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Re: How late am I?

Postby spleenworship » Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:06 pm

snowpeach06 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:2L, top 20% at t40 SE school, Law Review. So, officially all of my lines in the water have come up blank and I am just trying to figure out how late/ screwed I am in finding something. I get that biglaw is gone (I struck out on those in OCI), but I am more interested in small to mid-sized (prefer around 30 lawyers) in corp or real estate in a mid-sized or big market. Someone told me that smaller firms really don't start looking until the new year, but I am just checking to see if this is true. Can anyone give me an idea about this? Thanks

After my 1L year I got a small firm job in early May. I wouldn't freak out too much. Smaller firms do often wait to do their hiring til' they see what their needs are.


Exactly same thing happened to me.

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Re: How late am I?

Postby Nailjohnj » Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:49 pm

Like the OP, I'm also interested in mid-sized firms (15-40 lawyers), can anyone talk to their hiring dates for 2Ls? Is it more fluid/ later like small firms or early like biglaw?




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