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Need Advice: 3L that didn't summer after 2L

Postby lovemesomeprograms » Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:15 am

Here's the low down:

-top 20 school in fairly saturated market
-2.9 average gpa for 1L and 2L
-Federal judge extern summer after 1L
-Took year off after 2L, no summer law job (worked with a family member on non-law stuff for the year off)
-Back in school and currently finishing 3L

Now, what are my options? I am interested in transactional work, but really open to anything (not like I have many options): capitol hill, state work, federal work, banks, etc. I am extremely pessimistic right now and would like to hear about some success stories for people that were similarly situated.

Any creative people out there want to suggest a way into getting into a big firm later on down the road, please do. Thanks.

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Re: Need Advice: 3L that didn't summer after 2L

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:38 am

my ignorant 1L (rising 2L?) opinion is that some of your options are going to depend on why you didn't do law--family/mental crisis vs. didn't feel like it/struck out.

edit: just realized anon wasn't totally necessary here, sorry moderators.

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Re: Need Advice: 3L that didn't summer after 2L

Postby rad lulz » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:19 am

You don't really have "options" per se

Follow every lead and do everything in your power that could possibly lead to a job

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Re: Need Advice: 3L that didn't summer after 2L

Postby IAFG » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:25 am

1) compile a list of places you plan to apply
2) talk to alums of your LS and UG working at those places or similar places to get advice/ins, or any other person on the face of the planet that will give you the time of day and discuss jobs with you
3) apply
4) apply
5) apply

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