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Entry Level Associate Opening

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:32 pm

I'm a 3L and a pretty prestigious big law firm just posted an entry level associate opening (for fall 2014) on my school's job website and I am within their required class rank for the position. However, I spent the last summer working for a small law firm rather than as a SA in Big Law. Do I still have a decent shot at an interview for the position? And should I address not being a SA for Big Law in my cover letter?

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Re: Entry Level Associate Opening

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm a 3L and a pretty prestigious big law firm just posted an entry level associate opening (for fall 2014) on my school's job website and I am within their required class rank for the position. However, I spent the last summer working for a small law firm rather than as a SA in Big Law. Do I still have a decent shot at an interview for the position? And should I address not being a SA for Big Law in my cover letter?


You're at a disadvantage but it's not impossible. Also don't address that in your CL, unless you're using it to show the skills you've gained. Don't give them a reason to reject you.

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Re: Entry Level Associate Opening

Postby dr123 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:07 pm

Why don't you just apply and find out?




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