Email alum after applying? 0 yrs exp reqd = hiring 3Ls?

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Email alum after applying? 0 yrs exp reqd = hiring 3Ls?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:52 pm

Hi all,

I'm a 3L still looking for post-grad employment. I recently found a job listing for a midsize firm, listing 0-3 years experience required in a particular area. I was wondering what the general consensus on this is - is the firm likely to consider 3Ls or only practicing attorneys who just don't have experience in that particular practice area?

Also, I was wondering what the best way would be to phrase an email to an alum at the firm. Ideally, I'd like to find out more about what the firm is looking for in a new hire, what the firm is like, etc. Should I do this before/after applying, and any suggestions on how to phrase the email?

thanks :)

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Re: Email alum after applying? 0 yrs exp reqd = hiring 3Ls?

Postby rad lulz » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:53 pm

Say you're an alum of the school, plan to apply, and ask if they have a few minutes to talk about the firm and what they do there.

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Postby Myself » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:46 pm

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Re: Email alum after applying? 0 yrs exp reqd = hiring 3Ls?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:47 pm

ajax adonis wrote:No matter what they say, the worst that can happen is they say no. Go for it.


or just ignore you. I am making a list of people who ignored my pleas during the past two years. If I meet them someday, they will pay.




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