3L considering BigLaw but no passion

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nonprofit-prophet
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Re: 3L considering BigLaw but no passion

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Sun May 19, 2013 7:15 pm

3L hiring is definitely a joke (as mentioned above). I have no idea where "above-average" puts you, but if your grades are good enough you could try to get a district court clerkship somewhere and see if you can get a second bite at the big law apple. Many district judges are hiring on plan so you have about a month to get everything together. it'll be tough, but you might be able to do it.

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Re: 3L considering BigLaw but no passion

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sun May 19, 2013 7:28 pm

pyrochamploo wrote:Thanks A. Nony Mouse for answering my question about the cover letter. I think I knew that I had to convince firms that their practice areas are my passion even if that's a lie. I think I was just hopeful that I could write a basic letter explaining why my skills are legit and why those legit skills would help them and completely bypass the fake enthusiasm.

Well, to be honest, I think the best cover letters find some way to tap into some kind of genuine enthusiasm for a position. If you don't have any kind of genuine enthusiasm at all, I think it's very hard to make a convincing application.




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