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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby paoding » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:For those looking to do corporate law but striking out of big law, in-house positions may be a great alternative! My company, Gusto, is currently looking for two 2L-3L summer interns! (http://grnh.se/258ak01) Some background about me: I struck out at big law, worked at a small law firm my 2L summer, and took on several in-house internships (including one at Gusto), and was offered a full-time position with a tech company immediately prior to graduation! Don't give up hope - get creative. I am making good money, learning tons, and much happier than I imagine I would have been had I done big law!



Thanks! Do you mind sharing where such in house legal internship opportunities can be found?

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:04 am

I've applied to every patent opening in the country I've seen and heard nothing. Am I just screwed by my resume of all patent related stuff at all the non-patent firms in applying to? It's abundantly clear that my sole focus was patent law and the only reason I'm applying to these places is because I'm a massive failure. The faculty I spoke to at my T30 before deciding on it said with my background I wouldn't have a problem finding a job. Now that I know that was a lie am I just screwed?

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:30 pm

Whoops wrong thread

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:30 am

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:For those looking to do corporate law but striking out of big law, in-house positions may be a great alternative! My company, Gusto, is currently looking for two 2L-3L summer interns! (http://grnh.se/258ak01) Some background about me: I struck out at big law, worked at a small law firm my 2L summer, and took on several in-house internships (including one at Gusto), and was offered a full-time position with a tech company immediately prior to graduation! Don't give up hope - get creative. I am making good money, learning tons, and much happier than I imagine I would have been had I done big law!



were you offered a full time position post-grad with Gusto from your internship?

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:50 am

Hi all,

I graduated in May- failed the NY bar- retaking in Feb. When is the best time to start mass mailing- now (early dec) or should I wait until jan? Well aware I'm very late in the game.

Also am I interested in an "associate" position or a "law clerk" position?
- Sorry for the basic question- I was told to ask for law clerk positions bc I won't be barred- but I'm fine starting work after I take the bar/even get results- I just can't afford to move to NY for a law clerk position...

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:07 am

Anybody know if it matters whether I put education at the top or bottom? Been practicing for about 1.5 yrs. Considering I am still junior, I am thinking education on top still. Please share if this is a red flag. Thank you.

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby orab » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:52 pm

Would anyone be able to show me where I could get a list of any mid tier firms in Miami and Tampa FL, just to mass mail? Specifically any that focus on or have employment and labor law as a practice area.

Top 5 school, but bottom half of class.

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:58 pm

Never give up! Just get an offer from a big firm interviewed a month ago!

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Never give up! Just get an offer from a big firm interviewed a month ago!


Was this a 3L entry or summer? Also can you post stats range for motivation? Thx :P

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:48 pm

So my school's Spring OCI sucks. Most of the postings are from public interest firms for positions that I can get by applying directly through them. I did Fall OCI but i only received offers from Public Interest firms. I didnt accept any positions because the work was very limited and more administrative assistant-ish. My question, what should i do now to find a summer position? Little background, I work full time and go to school part time but i had planned on quitting my job if i found a good summer opportunity. Due to the limited opportunities, where should i really be looking? Thanks!

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Dr. Nefario » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:So my school's Spring OCI sucks. Most of the postings are from public interest firms for positions that I can get by applying directly through them. I did Fall OCI but i only received offers from Public Interest firms. I didnt accept any positions because the work was very limited and more administrative assistant-ish. My question, what should i do now to find a summer position? Little background, I work full time and go to school part time but i had planned on quitting my job if i found a good summer opportunity. Due to the limited opportunities, where should i really be looking? Thanks!


You should be looking for PI and small firm jobs at this point. The likeliness is biglaw is out for this summer, but if you hustle and reach out to small firms and speciality firms (think like Fragomen), they don't run on the biglaw recruiting schedule and you can still make decent summer money.

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Re: DF Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:22 pm

When should someone, looking to switch firms after 2L summer, start looking for a job?

Is it 3L fall, or should I start networking early?

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Re: DF Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:When should someone, looking to switch firms after 2L summer, start looking for a job?

Is it 3L fall, or should I start networking early?


Essentially network early, but start mass applying in early august after you secure your 2L summer offer.




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