Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone had any positive movement in the last week or so? Also what are people doing, if anything, right now?
I have received another interview for a mid-sized in a secondary market - but it supposedly pays BigLaw money.
I'm continuing to send out mailings, though I've been pretty busy with journal work (and then school work and networking events) this week. I'm also continuing to follow up, which yields more results.
Anonymous User wrote:
i dunno, but i am in the process of convincing myself to apply for a summer "law clerk" position for a small ~40 person firm (with an opportunity to work during the fall semester if they like me)…. just procrastinating b/c in my mind, once i apply, i am basically saying to myself… yer fucked bro, mucho debt, little income ahead…. prepare for the ramen noodle fiesta
I've been mass mailing to this size firm all along. I started with big firms, but it is better to get a mid-sized than nothing! Plus, it is just an application - not accepting an offer. Until I have an offer, I'm going after every single chance I have until I have an option.
Anonymous User wrote: Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Go to every fucking firm website in the Amlaw 200. Lots of them are still looking for 3Ls who can start in 2014. Some are looking for specific offices, some are just requesting general applications. There's a decent chance you will get an interview from this.
Also, I don't know if you can still apply to them, but Article I courts can be a way into Biglaw. Bankruptcy and Tax courts being two examples of less-selective clerkships that are attractive to firms.
I am a 2L.
Lots of firms still have 2L SAs listed on their websites. For example, Kirkland
Target a smaller/secondary market to which you have plausible ties. Philly/Detroit/Charlotte too. Write a really great cover letter telling them why you really want their city (and why you don't want NYC/DC/CA/whatever) so they'll take you seriously. You can even tell them you'll be in town during Thanksgiving or something if they want to meet then. With your credentials a big reason they might reject you is because they think not serious and are wasting their time. Make them take you seriously.
Also, apply for Article III clerkships if it's not too late and look into the article Article I timeline.
I'm not the anon above, but I'm also a 2L. What clerkships are you talking about that 2Ls should be applying (or should already have applied) for?